We believe that marriage is a sacred covenant established by God to teach one man and one woman to love each other with God’s kind of love, for better or worse, for a lifetime. It’s not a 50-50 proposition, but a 100% commitment by both people to love and serve one another.
Crossroads will marry two Christ-followers, OR two people who are not Christ-followers but have similar spiritual desires.
We won’t marry a couple where only one person is following Jesus.
This is based on what the Bible says in 2 Corinthians 6:14-16, and also on experience that has shown there can be great tension caused by a couple not sharing a common spiritual foundation.
Our Unique Premarital Process
We’d love to partner with you as you begin to build a strong foundation for your lifetime of marriage. We aren’t about just doing weddings here—we’re about building into marriages. For that reason, anyone desiring to get married in a Crossroads chapel or by a Crossroads pastor will need to be a part of our premarital process. This is an engaging process that will provide some necessary tools for a healthy marriage.
To engage in our premarital process, we ask that you and/or your fiance call Crossroads “home”.
We also require that you’re at least six months and no more than one year out from your wedding date. We believe this is an adequate amount of time for us to serve you in the best way we know how.
During the process, you will be asked to share your spiritual journey stories (plus divorce story if applicable) and gather letters of recommendation about your relationship from your community. You will be asked to participate in premarital counseling to help prepare you for marriage (see below). And you will be asked to meet with someone on our Dollars & Sense team to talk money, ask questions, prepare, and get some sweet tools to help navigate finances in marriage.