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Marriage Savers: Building Stronger Communities One Marriage at Time.

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Since 1986 and in more than 200 Cities Marriage Savers has helped couples:
Prepare for lifelong marriages
Strengthen existing marriages
Restore troubled marriages
1. Why is a Community Marriage Policy® needed?
2. What is a Community Marriage Policy®?
3. What does the community agree to?
4. What are the results of a Community Marriage Policy®?
5. What are others saying?
6. How do we start a Community Marriage Policy®?
7. What can we do today?

3. What Does the Community Agree To?

Evangelical clergy join Catholic priests, mainline clergy and minority pastors at the local courthouse to sign a public covenant to implement proven reforms to make healthy marriages a priority in their congregations. They commit to do a better job preparing couples for a lifelong marriage, enriching existing ones and saving those in crisis. Specifically, they are agreeing to:

1. Require 4-6 months of rigorous marriage preparation by trained Mentor Couples (note caps) who supplement the pastor’s counseling.

2. Recruit Mentor Couples within their houses of worship who will:

Click here to see some sample agreements.

They agree:

  1. Not to marry any couple who has not had significant pre-marital preparation from both the clergy and a marriage mentor couple who augment the clergy’s counseling.
  2. To recruit and sustain mentor couples within their houses of worship who will:
    • PREPARE couples for a healthy marriage, including:
      • Administering a premarital Inventory
      • Teaching conflict resolution skills
      • Sharing scriptural, faith-based principles
    • ENRICH all existing marriages with at least an annual retreat at the church
    • RESTORE troubled ones by training “back-from-the-brink” couples whose own marriages were once in crisis, to mentor those considering divorce.
    • CREATE  a Stepfamily Support Group to assist couples with stepchildren, who typically divorce at a 70% rate - to be successful in four out of five cases.
  3. To support the training of mentor couples through qualified trainers such as Marriage Savers.

So, What Are the Typical Results of Starting a CMP? Find Out...