The Importance Of Newly Weds Joining a Church



We know that you are busy. You have a career, possibly children, hobbies, and other things that fill up your time. I do too. I believe it is so important for newly weds to start their marriage off right by getting involved in a local church. Not that the church saves you, only faith in Jesus can do that, but I want you to see why church is so vitally important to the Christian Newly Wed.

One of the most common statements that I’ve seen is “Christians divorce at the same rate as non-Christians,” undoubtedly giving the world another opportunity to shout “Hypocrite!” This is controversial statement that is surely going to attract eyes and pageviews, but how accurate is it? Some even say that religious conservatives divorce more than the rest of society.

We’ve all heard that you have a 50% chance of getting divorced, because, you know, 1 in 2 marriages end in divorce. Research actually shows that couples who are active in their faith are much less likely to divorce. Catholic couples were 31% less likely to divorce; Protestant couples 35% less likely; and Jewish couples 97% less likely, which in itself is quite impressive, I must say. You can look for yourselves in Christians Are Hate-Filled Hypocrites… and Other Lies You’ve Been Told

The Church is the most powerful institution ever created because it was created by God. Jesus one day will come back for His church. Not everyone that goes to church, but those that are truly His. Jesus says that you must be born again to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. But once we are truly “His”, the Bible state that we should not cease assembling ourselves together.- 

Hebrews 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.


The church is not assembling of people that are exactly alike either. If it is you may be at the wrong church! The church is about community not a click or a club.  Anyone can form a club, but it takes grace, shared vision, and hard work to form a community. The Church was the first institution in history to bring together on equal footing Jews and Gentiles (non-Jews), Men and women, slaves and free. The apostle Paul said that this is a “mystery that has been kept hidden in God” By forming a community and not a club out of different people, Paul said we have the opportunity to capture the attention of the world. 

Ephesians 3:9-10 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,


Does the church fail sometimes? Yes. But the Church is the one place that brings together different generations, babies, children, adults, races, and personalities. All for the sake of community. All for one common reason. Jesus. We find common ground in Jesus. If you want the community experience God is offering to us, we have a reason to seek out a congregation of people that are “not like us”. That’s what community is. We are all different. We all have different world views but love knits us together in community not clubs. Find a church that you and your family can be part of the community that is the church.


Ephesians 3:6

That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, , and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:



Marriage Is a Covenant, Not A Contract! Very Important to know the difference. Please share if you agree!

We want your wedding in Gulf Shores to be great, stress free, beautiful, and fun! However we also care for you and your marriage! We want you to have a good understanding of what marriage really is. Our society calls it a contract. I would like for you to think of it as a covenant instead because that is exactly what it is. Below you will find the difference between a contract and a covenant. Please share! 

Pastor Rober Bullock

God established marriage as a covenant, not a contract 

Malachi 2:14

14 But you say, “Why does he not?” Because the Lord was witness between you and the wife of your youth, to whom you have been faithless, though she is your companion and your wife by covenant.

Notice in this scripture He does not call marriage a contract. 

Proverbs 2:16-17

16 So you will be delivered from the forbiddena] woman,
    from the adulteressb] with her smooth words,
17 who forsakes the companion of her youth
    and forgets the covenant of her God;


Why is it important for the Christian to view marriage as a covenant? 

 It is important to understand the difference between a covenant and a contract. Three important differences separate them.

1. A covenant is based on trust between parties. A contract is based on distrust.

2. A covenant is based on unlimited responsibility. A contract is based on limited liability.

3. A covenant cannot be broken if new circumstances occur. A contract can be voided by mutual consent. 


Therefore, the marriage covenant between a man and a woman should be a permanant commitment. This type of marriage covenant was ordained by God to provide believers with a picture of Christ’s love and relationship to His church 


Ephesians 5:25-33

Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, 26 that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, 27 so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.a]28 In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, 30 because we are members of his body. 31 “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” 32 This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. 33 However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.


Revelation 21:2,9

I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.


Marriage is something that we should not take lightly. It is not just a contract that is meant to be broke and thrown out. It is a life long commitment. A covenant that we make in the presence of God, Family, and Friends. Having a close relationship with our creator is the best way to have a happy, lasting marriage.