Joint Marriage Policy

Joint Marriage Policy

As ministers and ministry leaders in Tippecanoe County we are joining together to agree to the guidelines listed below in preparing people for marriage, as well as ministry with married couples. We do so as a witness of our commitment to help build strong marriages, reduce the incidence of divorce and thus reinforce the quality of community life in our county.

We are seeking to prepare couples not simply for a wedding, but for a lifelong covenant of marriage:

In addition to preparing couples for marriage, we will support already married couples by…


With a graceful attitude, I commit to seek the endorsement of these minimum standards by my congregation, seek to implement them as quickly and as completely as possible, and to encourage our church members to defend the sanctity of traditional marriage for the glory of God and the good of our whole community.