Congratulations on your engagement! We are grateful and excited to have the opportunity to help you prepare for marriage. We want to support you and provide you with tools that will help you build a Christ-centered and God-honoring marriage! To do this, we will adhere to biblical principles and convictions as we walk with you through the pre-marital process.
At Island Community Church, we will provide your pre-marital counseling and perform your wedding on the following conditions:
• Both people must be believers and committed to growing in their relationship with the Lord.
• Both people must be free to marry (never married or spouse is deceased).
• Both people agree to hold a biblical model of marriage. Marriage is a life-long, sacred-covenant formed by God and only breakable by God. The marriage relationship is a physical representation of our relationship with God and therefore we hold it in utmost honor.
• The couple agrees to abstain from sexual relations from this point on until after the wedding ceremony. Based on Scripture, we believe God intended for sex to be expressed only in the context of the marriage relationship.
We look forward to walking with you during this exciting time in your lives!