Marriage Matters

marriage matters

GC Marriage Matters

By God’s design, marriage has the potential for greater joy than any human relationship, but great marriages are not automatic. All relationships require work, and marriage is no exception. But that “work” can be fun, and we want to make your marriage an adventure that you enjoy and that brings glory to God.

Why Has Garris Chapel Created a Marriage Enrichment Ministry?

  • To support God’s design for life long, faithful marriages. It is the church’s duty to help preserve strong marriages, offering support before and after the wedding. Strong marriages are built; they do not happen magically.
  • To promote lifelong commitments for couples to grow closer and learn more about each other. To encourage the fun and adventurous journey called marriage. Garris Chapel aims to be a church where every married couple is growing closer all the time.

Jesus replied, “. . .in the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore, what God has joined together, let man not separate.” Matthew 19:4-6

What Does “GC Marriage Matters” Marriage Enrichment Ministry Do?

Throughout the year we strive to offer various activities and groups for married couples to help strengthen their marriage. Think about it this way: Marriages are under attack. We change the oil in our car religiously every 3000 miles. Yet, rarely do we take time to do a check up to make sure that our marriages will keep going strong, without breaking down.

  • Pre-Marriage Mentoring – We offer a Pre-Marriage Mentoring Program for engaged couples. We are certified Pre-Marriage Mentors through “Prepare-Enrich.”
  • Marriage Mentoring – We offer a Marriage Mentoring Program for married couples who just need a little encouragement and mentoring.  We are certified Marriage Mentors through “Prepare-Enrich.”
  • Art of Marriage – We host an annual Marriage Check Up called The Art of Marriage. Go to for more information.
  • Weekend to Remember Group Coordinator – Use group code: GarrisChapelUMC to receive a discounted rate. Go to to search for an event.

You are not alone. Every marriage faces struggles and is in need of encouragement. We are here to support you and walk beside you as you strive to live out your marriage by God’s design and leave a legacy will affect generations.

Need More Information? Contact Gabe Mitchell at