Community Marriage Policy @
The marriage rate has plunged 50% since 1970.  >  Half of all new marriages end in divorce.  >  Cohabitation diverts tens of millions of the marriage eligible from ever marrying.  >  Those who marry after living together are 50% more likely to divorce.  >  More than 5.4 million couples live together outside of marriage.  > 
40% of children are born out-of-wedlock.  They are 5 times more likely to live in poverty than those in intact homes and 4 times more likely to be expelled from school or jailed.  >  Only 45% of teenagers live with their married mother and father.  >  Every divorce destroys a tiny civilization  > 
Preparing a man and a woman for a lifetime of successful marriage.
CMPs: Where Are They?
Everywhere...100s of  CMPs
are active across the US
More than 200 communities are participating in CMPs.
City State Status Contact Organization
Tuscaloosa Alabama Signed Dr. William F. Scroggins Tuscaloosa Prayer Network
Tuscaloosa Alabama Signed Pastor Donald Payne Forest Lake Baptist Church
Owens Cross Roads Alabama Signed Ms. Debbie Preece Madison County Coalition for Healthy Marriages
Montgomery Alabama Signed Rev. John Schmidt Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church
Opelika Alabama Signed Rev. Mike Morehouse Innovative Consulting Research
Birmingham Alabama Organizing Mr. Rod Marshall Alabama Baptist Children's Home
Birmingham Alabama Organizing Pastor Calvin Kelly Valleydale Baptist Church
Soldotna Alaska Signed Pastor Charles G. Thornton Peninsula Grace Brethren Church
Wasilla Alaska Signed Rev. Bob Byron Mid-Valley Christian Center
Kasilof Alaska Signed Paul Kupferschmid Kasilof Community Church
Yuma Arizona Signed The Rev. Thomas H. Phillips St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Mena Arkansas Signed Frank & Edith Hebert  
Siloam Springs Arkansas Signed Rev. Glen Jones  
Hot Springs Arkansas Signed Ted and Susan Smethers  
Atwater California Signed Rev. Deanna Rorabaugh Ariel Dear Family Church
Modesto California Signed Mr. Michael D. Douglass Advancing Vibrant Communities
Modesto California Signed Joe & Michelle Williams International Center for Reconciling God's Way
Davis California Signed Dr. Pete Sabey  
Pinedale California Signed Rev. Ron McLain, M.A. Marriage Mentoring Ministries
Ventura California Signed Rev. Tony Cervero First Assembly of God
Ventura California Signed Rev. Paul Dugan Community Presbyterian Church
Claremont California Signed Ken Allison San Gabriel Valley Marriage Resource Council
Sacramento California Signed Rev. Paul Thompson Capital Christian Center
Riverside California Signed Brian Park Bridges Fellowship
San Diego California Organizing Ms. Cathy M. Brown Marriage Education & Enhancement
Oakland California Organizing Pastor Dion Evans Chosen Vessels Christian Church
Reedley California Organizing Pastor Ray O'Neil Mennonite Brethren Church
Anaheim California Organizing Mr. Dennis Stoica Orange County Marriage Resource Center
El Cajon California Organizing David & Michelle Ready  
La Mesa California Organizing Bill & Mary Beth Difley Skyline Wesleyan Church
Sacramento California Organizing Carolyn Curtis  
El Cajon California Organizing Ms. Shirley Alvarado  
Tracy California Unknown Rev. Don Higgins Crossroads Christian Church
Vallejo California Unknown Rev. Al Marks First Baptist Church
Westminster Colorado Signed Mr. Jim Chapman Rocky Mountain Family Council
Colorado Springs Colorado Signed Pastor Steve Holt Mountain Springs Church
Fairfield Connecticut Signed Rev. Dan McCandless Black Rock Congregational Church
Fairfield Connecticut Signed Stephen Gilbert South Connecticut Christian Center
Bethel Connecticut Signed Rev. Sheldon Smith The First Congregational Church of Bethel
Hartford Connecticut Organizing Brian Brown Family Institute of Connecticut
Dover Delaware Signed Rev. Rick Hamme Christ Memorial Baptist Church
Naples Florida Signed Mr. Robert P. Matheson Financial Divorce Planning
Indialantic Florida Signed Ms. Laura Dodson Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Community
Tallahassee Florida Signed Mr. Richard Albertson Live the Life Ministries, Inc.
Babson Park Florida Signed Dr. Virgil Ullom  
Sarasota Florida Signed Jim & Marlene Campana Marriage Savers of the Suncoast
Vero Beach Florida Organizing Rev. Lorne Coyle Trinity Episcopal Church
Largo Florida Unknown Ms. Cathy Lloyd Sun Coast Baptist Association
Dalton Georgia Signed Ms. Kathy Schleier  
Albany Georgia Signed Dr. William Knight, Jr. First Baptist Church
Rome Georgia Signed Rev. David Harper Hollywood Baptist Church
Columbus Georgia Signed Dr. Paul Fulks The Pastoral Institute
Macon Georgia Organizing Dr. Edwin Chase Family Institute
Peoria Illinois Signed Pastor Gerald Freudenberg  
Peoria Illinois Signed Rev. Roane Deckert Northminster Presbyterian Church of Peoria
Rock Island Illinois Signed Rev. Ron Quay Churches United
Zion Illinois Signed Mrs. Kelsie Newbrough Marriage Builders
Rockford Illinois Signed Dr. Edwin A. Hallsten  
Morris Illinois Organizing Pastor Rick Barnard My Father's House of Prayer
Dyer Indiana Signed Rev. Susan Zencka Dyer Presbyterian Church
Kokomo Indiana Signed Mrs. Sabrina Edwards Morning Star
Muncie Indiana Signed CONTACT: Westminster Presbyterian Church
Crawfordsville Indiana Signed Mr/Mrs. Dennis Halford Marriage Builders of West Central Indiana
New Castle Indiana Signed Pastor Jack Hannum First Baptist Church
Evansville Indiana Signed Ann Gries, Ph.D. Community Marriage Builders
Evansville Indiana Signed Dr. Ann Gries Community Marriage Builders
Cedar Rapids Iowa Signed Rev. Charles P. Daugherty, Sr.  
Des Moines Iowa Unknown Dr. Mike Hartwig Marriage Matters of Iowa
Des Moines Iowa Unknown Mr. Chuck Hurley Iowa Family Policy Center
Garner Iowa Unknown CONTACT: Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church
Overland Park Kansas Signed Rev. Jeff Meyers Christ Lutheran Church
Wichita Kansas Organizing Mr. Roger Harms  
Kansas City Kansas Unknown Rev. LeRoy Sullivan Bread of Life Outreach Ministries
Shelbyville Kentucky Signed Gary & Sherry Hendricks Marriage Covenant Partners of Kentuckiana
Pineville Kentucky Signed Dr. Malcom Hester Clear Creek Baptist Church
Lexington Kentucky Signed Dr. James Robert Ross Anchor Counseling
Elizabethtown Kentucky Unknown Kent Litchfield, Rector Holy Apostles Anglican Church
Owensboro Kentucky Unknown Thomas & Karen Heilers  
Baton Rouge Louisiana Signed Judge Darrell White Louisiana Family Forum
Baton Rouge Louisiana Signed Rev. Gene Mills Louisiana Family Forum
Minden Louisiana Signed Mrs. Mikal Frazier Frazier Foundation
Shreveport Louisiana Signed Ms. Nancy Victory  
Pineville Louisiana Signed Mr. Craig Mooreman  
Portland Maine Signed Steve & Kathy Beirne Embracing Marriage
Augusta Maine Organizing Mr. Michael S. Heath Christian Civic League of Maine
Solon Maine Organizing Rev. Tim Hunt New Hope Evangelical Free Church
Portland Maine Organizing Pastor Mike Olmstead First Baptist Church in Portland
Walkersville Maryland Signed Bob Donk Marriage Savers of Frederick County
Westminster Maryland Signed Bill & Anne McKenna  
Elkton Maryland Organizing Rev. Alan Bosmeny First Assembly of God
Harbor Springs Michigan Signed Mr. Ward Walstrom, Jr.  
Bronson Michigan Signed Pastor Jim Erwin  
Adrian Michigan Signed Judge James Sheridan  
Grand Rapids Michigan Signed Dr. Mark Eastburg Pine Rest Family Institute
Rockford Michigan Signed Rev. Gary Raymond Bella Vista Church
Port Huron Michigan Signed Pastor Randy Withenshaw Marriage and Family Builders
Traverse City Michigan Signed Rev. John Ulrich Wedgewood Christian Youth & Family Services
Detroit Michigan Organizing Judge Helen Brown Third Judicial Circuit Court
Saginaw Michigan Unknown Rev. Don Weston  
Pipestone Minnesota Signed Pastor David Bosch Pipestone Christian Reformed Church
Minneapolis Minnesota Signed Mr. Tom Prichard Minnesota Family Policy Council
Chanhassen Minnesota Signed Rev. Bonn Clayton Renewal Fellowship
Jackson Mississippi Signed Mr. Forest Thigpen Mississippi Family Council
Springfield Missouri Signed Ms. Jennifer Baker/Debbi Steinmann Forest Institute of Professional Psychology
Cape Girardeau Missouri Unknown Rev. Roy & Janice Jones  
Lexington Nebraska Signed Pastor Duane Russell Evangelical Free Church
Chaldron Nebraska Signed Father Edward Cortney St, Patrick's Church
Omaha Nebraska Signed Pastor Virgil Ediger Christ Community Church
Omaha Nebraska Signed Rev. Dale Marples  
Fremont Nebraska Unknown Rev. Phil Ronzheimer Fremont Alliance Church
  New Hampshire Signed    
Amherst New Hampshire Signed Pastor Ron Tannariello Amherst Christian Church
Amherst New Hampshire Signed Mr. Desmond Coffee  
Toms River New Jersey Signed Mr. Brian Swedberg Christian Counseling Center
Whippany New Jersey Signed Len Deo New Jersey Family Policy Council
Trenton New Jersey Organizing Rev. Darrell L. Armstrong Shiloh Baptist Church
Farmington New Mexico Signed Mr. Ron Price  
Alamogordo New Mexico Signed Dr. Robert G. Smith Cottonwood Christian Fellowship
Las Cruces New Mexico Signed Rev. Scott Ruthven St. Andrews Episcopal Church
Farmington New Mexico Unknown Rev. Carl Brenner St. John's Episcopal Church
Rexford New York Unknown Rev. Peter Mason Faith Baptist Church
Stanley New York Unknown Gerry & Lorraine Fish Flint Creek Family Ministries
Greensboro North Carolina Signed Rebecca Starnes Family Life Council of Greater Greensboro
Winston-Salem North Carolina Signed Deane Groseclose First Assembly of God
Hickory North Carolina Signed Rev. Bob Thompson Corinth Reformed UCC
Wilmington North Carolina Signed Steven Jessen Myrtle Grove Presbyterian Church
Cary North Carolina Signed Pastor Richard Dial  
  Ohio Signed    
Canton Ohio Signed Rev. Kenneth David Scheck Zion Evenaglical Lutheran Church
Millersburg Ohio Signed Joe & Linda Hershberger-Kirk Marriage Savers of Holmes County
London Ohio Signed Rev. Jeffrey Poff  
Springfield Ohio Signed Mr. Bob Suver Clark County Department of Job and Family Services
Springfield Ohio Signed Mr. Laverne Nissley Marriage Resource Center of Miami Valley
Dayton Ohio Organizing Gary Gepfrey Bridge Ministries
Cincinnati Ohio Unknown Rick Schatz Nat'l Coalition for the Protection of Children
Stillwater Oklahoma Signed Rusty Rhodes Calvary Assembly of God
  Oregon Unknown Gordon Bergman Kingwood Bible
Sanger Oregon Unknown John Biviano  
Oregon City Oregon Signed Tom & Liz Dressel  
Corvalis Oregon Signed CONTACT: Marriage and Families Project
Lebanon Oregon Signed Pastor Brent Kauffman Lebanon Mennonite Church
Brownsville Oregon Signed Pastor Gordon Rea First Baptist Church
Grants Pass Oregon Signed Kathy Brown River Valley Community Church
Corvallis Oregon Signed Rev. Ken Himes Friends of the Family Ministries
Junction City Oregon Signed Susie Senega King's Grace Fellowship
McMinnville Oregon Signed Mr. Elam Anderson McMinnville Ministerial Association
Reading Pennsylvania Signed Rev. Calvin Kurtz Reading Berks Conference of Churches
Bechtelsville Pennsylvania Signed Rev. John Brown Shepherd of the Hills UCC
Erie Pennsylvania Signed Mr. Lee Coleman  
Spring House Pennsylvania Organizing Dr. Rita DeMaria Penn Council for Relationships
Manheim Pennsylvania Organizing Pastor Bill Melone Lancaster County Bible Church
Dresher Pennsylvania Organizing Dr. Doug Fombelle Bethel Seminary of the East
Sioux Falls South Dakota Signed Rev. David Handy Sioux Empire Marriage Savers
Sioux Falls South Dakota Signed Terry Fraker  
Harrisonburg South Dakota Unknown Ms. Mary Mastick  
Chattanooga Tennessee Signed Mrs. Julie Baumgardner First Things First
Cleveland Tennessee Signed Rev. Hubert Seals North Cleveland Church of God
Nashville Tennessee Signed Dr. John Conger Dept. of Family & Consumer Science Lipscomb University
Dyersburg Tennessee Signed Rev. Bob Miller Tucker Street Church
Columbia Tennessee Organizing George Vrailas DAD of Tennessee
Memphis Tennessee Unknown Pastor Howard A. Griffen Christ Comm. Health Svc/Families Matter
Austin TX 78720 Texas Signed Dr. David Ferguson Intimate Life Ministries
Dallas Texas Signed Mrs. Jana Jackson Dallas Baptist Association
Dallas Texas Signed Ms. Kelly Simpson/FAR  
Dallas Texas Signed Ms. Cosette Bowles The Bowles Group
Dallas Texas Signed Ms. Carol Bowman Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT)
Abilene Texas Signed Rev. Robert Oglesby  
Flower Mound Texas Signed Matt Gaston Flower Mound UMC
Forney Texas Signed Kirk Luecke First Baptist Church Forney
Lake Jackson Texas Signed Rev. Scott McKay Willow Drive Baptist Church
Tyler Texas Signed Dr. Thomas Haygood East Texas Marriage Savers
Houston Texas Organizing Pastor Edward C. Jones, III First United Methodist Church
Burleson Texas Organizing Rev. Dave Wolf  
Austin Texas Forming Rev. Barry Chinn Woodlawn Baptist Church
Austin Texas Forming Mr. James Strickland, Executive Director, CHILD, Inc.
Austin Texas Unknown Most Rev. John McCarthy Diocese of Austin
El Paso Texas Unknown Mr. M. Barnet (Barney) Field Marriage Savers of El Paso
Forest Virginia Signed Mr. Larry Compter, Director The Marriage Alliance of Central Virginia
Harrisonburg Virginia Signed Rev. Harvey Yoder Family Life Resource Center
Culpeper Virginia Signed Pastor Bernie Jernigan Open Door Baptist Church
Woodbridge Virginia Signed Rev. Tim Perrin Grace Baptist Church
Newport News Virginia Signed Dr. Dan Jungkuntz Peninsula Pastoral Counseling Center
Richmond Virginia Signed Mr. Bob Ruthazer, CFLE  
Gloucester Virginia Signed Rev. Doug Nagel First Presbyterian Church
Ellensburg Washington Signed Dr. James Powell  
Bellevue Washington Signed Mr. Jeff Kemp Washington Family Council
Martinsburg West Virginia Unknown Rev. Ed Grove Trinity United Methodist Church
Huntington West Virginia Unknown Mrs. Angie Juniper  
Elkhorn Wisconsin Unknown Pastor Gerry Peterson Sugar Creek Lutheran
Franksville Wisconsin Unknown Rev. Dean Natterstad North Cape Lutheran Chuch
Madison Wisconsin Unknown Mr. Dave Konkol Madison Marriage Savers
Wisconsin Rapids Wisconsin Unknown Rev. Steve Dietzler First English Lutheran Church
Eau Claire Wisconsin Unknown Pastor Doug Lebsack Valleybrook Church
Wausau Wisconsin Unknown Mr. Dan Kohn Human Development
New Holstein Wisconsin Unknown Rev. John Schenck Zion Lutheran Church
Fond du Lac Wisconsin Unknown Rev. Jeff Blain Ascension Lutheran Church
  Wyoming Signed    
Wright Wyoming Unknown Mike & Phyllis Puetz  
Cody Wyoming Unknown Pastor Kenny Lee CMP STATUS: Organizing
Cheyenne Wyoming Unknown James Elias & Kathleen Kelly Faith Initiatives of Wyoming
    Unknown Mr. Harry Benson Bristol Community Family Trust
Taunton   Unknown Mr. Nick Gulliford Quel Bec, Cothelstone
London   Organizing Rev. Jack Scott BYTE COM INCORPORATED
Surrey   Unknown Rev. Greg Schroeder Pacific Community Church
Nassau   Unknown Rev. Sandra Sealy