Marriage is one of the most beautiful gifts God has given us. However, we live in a broken world. Almost half of all marriages end in divorce, and sadly marriages in the church are no exception. No matter what beliefs we cling to, if we do not make regular efforts to nurture our marriage, it is at risk.
"In the churches, people have a superstitious view that Christianity will keep them from divorce, but they are subject to the same problems as everyone else."
Donald Hughes, The Divorce Reality
It has been said that marriage ministry is at the heart of the church. So many of us are hurting and are embarrassed to seek help or simply don’t know where to turn.
At Southwest, we strive to glorify God and be a caring community for married couples, to prepare engaged or newly married couples, encourage couples in distress, and deepen and enrich stable marriages.
If one falls down, his friend can help him up.
But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!
Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
But how can one keep warm alone?
Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.