This ministry provides an opportunity for married couples to grow and maintain a healthy relationship through training and fellowship with other couples. There are multiple events held throughout the year. At this time, contact Evangel at 631 226-1679 for further information.
In a world where the divorce rate exceeds fifty percent, staying married has become quite a challenging feat according to cultural standards and expectations. That’s why it is vital to comprehend that marriage is more than an emotional commitment; it’s a vow, or covenant, made before and with God. If we can accept the weight of that realization, then couples, particularly Christian couples, would not be bailing out on their marriages due to irreconcilable differences or the allegation that they’ve “grown apart.”
Central to the success of marriage is a couple’s ability to accept and even appreciate their gender differences. It is also fundamental that they learn to amicably resolve matters that need attention. To do so, differentiate between issues that are solvable and those that are not, and leave the unsolvable ones alone. Sometimes it will simply be necessary to agree to disagree.
A key factor to staying married is emphasized in 1 Corinthians 13:5 when Paul wrote that we are not to keep records of each other’s faults, but rather to overlook them. Ruth Bell Graham once said, “A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.” Be quick to forgive, forget, and move on – your marriage depends on it.
Evangel Church is God is a NAME Center and we have trained Marriage Specialists who are available to provide counseling for married couples that want to enhance their marriage, as well as, those who may be struggling in their marriage. If you and your spouse would like marital counseling, please call the church office at 631-226-1679 to set up an appointment with a marriage specialist couple.
We, at Evangel, believe that if we have strong marriages, we have strong families and ultimately strong communities and a strong church.