We believe that God wonderfully and intentionally creates each person as male or female (Genesis 1:26-27). The Bible informs and defines our views on marriage and the family. We believe that God created marriage as a picture of Christ’s relationship with the church (Ephesians 5:22-32). We believe that the term marriage has only one meaning: The uniting of one biological man and one biological woman in a single, exclusive union (Genesis 2:24). We also believe that God’s desire for marriage is to be the foundation for strong families, which will lead to strong churches and societies (Psalm 103:17-18). The Lord has given marriage to us as a gift that is to be enjoyed and celebrated as a good thing (Proverbs 18:22).
The Bible describes that God is to be at the center of the marriage relationship (John 3:30). We believe that the most successful and God-honoring marriages will be the ones that consistently have both husband and wife equally committed to putting God first in their relationship (2 Corinthians 6:14). We need God’s grace in order for us to do this well, and He gives grace to us so that we can honor Him in all things (2 Corinthians 9:8). As the husband and wife love each other in the covenant they have made, God’s goodness and love are displayed and demonstrated for the world to see (Matthew 5:16).
For anyone desiring a pastor from 121 Community Church to officiate their wedding, please begin premarital counseling at least six months prior to your wedding date. Any exception to this policy must be cleared through the 121 pastor officiating your wedding.
Premarital counseling is available through 121’s Marriage Mentors. The only cost to participate with a Marriage Mentor is a $35 assessment fee. See the request form under mentoring below. If you would prefer to work with a Licensed Professional Counselor external to 121, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Church members at 121 can contact the office at 817-488-1213 or email email@example.com to get things started with our Wedding Coordinator.
121 has Marriage Mentors who are available to walk alongside couples who want to invest in and improve their relationship. The only cost to participate with a Marriage Mentor is a $35 fee for the online PREPARE/ENRICH assessment. After both you and your spouse take the assessment, then we will check the availability of our Mentors and either match you up with Mentor or refer you to a professional counselor.Request Marriage Mentoring