This resource was produced by the Christadelphian Care Group (UK) and is provided here with their permission. You may download it here.
From the Forward
Reasons for producing ‘Building a Marriage’
Marriage is ordained by God for mutual support through the partnership of a man and a woman. There is no better basis for a good marriage than for it to be centred on Christ’s teaching: “As I have loved you, so you must love one another” John 13.34 (NIV).
Sadly, as a community, we cannot escape the influences of society. The pressures of life today can cause problems in many marriages and there are increasing numbers of brothers and sisters who suffer the pain and heartbreak of marriage breakdown.
As a brotherhood, we have a special responsibility of nurture towards those who are preparing to marry. The responsibility of early marriage support is particularly important and challenging for
• The brother who conducts the marriage service;
• all brothers and sisters who offer pre-marriage support/guidance.
Building a Marriage is offered as a resource to support this caring work.
The marriage service is just the beginning. It is our prayer that each couple may continue their journey with Christ as focal point and centre of their lives.
Andrew and Sue Collinge
On behalf of The Christadelphian Care Group