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What are some common myths about marriages in the church? How do you respond to them?

Myth 1: Marriage doesn't need to be a top priority in the church.

The church should serve as a central hub that intentionally and proactively supports marriages at all levels and on all fronts. Becoming intentional about the importance and value of marriage means much more than just hosting date nights and occasional marriage seminars, which is all many churches offer today. At the very least, the church's marriage ministry must consist of healthy relationship and dating classes for youth, pre-marriage preparation courses, a ministry of reconciliation for troubled marriages, and programs to strengthen healthy marriages. If a marriage is healthy, the family is healthy. If the family is healthy, the church will be healthy.

Myth 2: When only one spouse wants to work on the marriage, there is little hope of reconciliation.

God can heal a marriage, one spouse at a time. Countless times, we've witnessed the reconciliation of a troubled marriage because one spouse focused on deepening their individual ...

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