The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” Now the LORD God had formed out of the ground all the beasts of the field and all the birds of the air. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds of the air and all the beasts of the field. But for Adam no suitable helper was found. So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and closed up the place with flesh. Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.” For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh (Genesis 2:18-24).

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Getting Married at St. Paul

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Congratulations on your upcoming marriage! At Faith Landmarks, we consider a wedding the beginning of a new life and family for each couple. Our committment is to nurture lifelong marriages and give you a strong beginning.

Because your wedding is one of the most important events of your life, please know that our desire is to help you make that special day all it can be! It's sacred nature should be reflected in the ceremony's content, music and bridal party conduct.

As a church, we have a responsibility to uphold marriage because it is deemed holy by God. Therefore, we must do all we can to prepare couples for marriage.
  
Believing that marriage is a holy and sacred gift from God, it is our desire that couples approach marriage according to Biblical standards and in a way that is pleasing to God. In this regard, we ask that you accept an “engagement covenant” that includes the following three aspects:

A Covenant of Belief

Believing that God has intended Christians to only marry Christians, we require that both bride and groom individually come to an understanding and acceptance of Christ’s sacrificial death, and that commitment to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ be made evident. (II Chronicles 6:14-16; Romans 10:9-10)

A Covenant of Purity

Believing that the sexual relationship has been designed and intended for marriage, we ask that you agree to abstain from any sexual relationship until after the wedding.  Furthermore, believing that living arrangements that include cohabitation prior to the wedding is a compromise of your Christian witness, we ask that you agree to separate living arrangements until the wedding. (I Corinthians 6:9-11; I Corinthians 8:1-13)  

A Covenant of Faithfulness

Believing that the Church is God’s greenhouse to grow strong marriages, we ask that you find a place of involvement in His Church, the Body of Christ, and pursue a lifestyle of faithfulness to your church family. (Hebrews 10:19-25)

For your complete guide to getting married at Second, please review our Wedding Policies.    
 

Marriage Prep

Offered four times a year, at the Woodway Campus, for couples of all ages and denominations, who are seriously dating or engaged to be married. All couples who wish to be married at St. Paul Baptist Church are required to take Marriage Prep and also meet with a minister or counselor at the church two or three times prior to the wedding.

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