you want to reduce the divorce rate and increase
the marriage rate among the members of your
congregation and in your local community
Community Marriage Policy (CMP) is a research
proven, effective solution. Local clergy sign a
covenant agreeing not to marry any couple who
has not had a specified, substantial amount of
They also agree to help create strong, lasting
and satisfying marriages through the use of
trained marriage mentor couples. These couples
provide marriage preparation to engaged couples
and marriage enrichment and reconciliation to
married couples. They also help with step-family
formation and success.
well-executed Community Marriage Covenant ...
can save up to 80% of marriages headed for
divorce, reconcile more than half of the
separated couples and enable 80% of those in
stepfamilies to be successful parents and
partners.” The Heritage Foundation.