Marriage Resources

Voting in the presbyteries has affirmed the Marriage Amendment, 14-Fapproved by a 71% majority of the 221st General Assembly.  The new language of W-4.9000 became part of the Directory for Worship in the Book of Order on June 21, 2015.

Track the results with the vote chart here.

Marriage Liturgies

Samples and sources for inclusive marriage services are being collected here.

Session Marriage Policies

Click here for suggestions for sessions developing or revising policies for the use of church property for marriage services.

The Office of the General Assembly has provided thoughts on Same Gender Marriage after Supreme Court: Obergefell v. Hodges.

Biblical and Theological Perspectives:

Overview of Marriage Issues at the 221st General Assembly:

Information on the 221st General Assembly’s Authoritative Interpretation of W-4.9000:

“Christian Marriage in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)” — A Study

Related posts on the Covenant Network site are available under the Marriage and Civil Unions category, and on the page archiving the presentations made at the 2013 Covenant Conference, “Marriage Matters.

 

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