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Can my former pastor come back to perform my wedding?

You will first need to talk with the pastor at the church where your wedding will be held. Read More

Can I get married in any United Methodist church that I choose?

Local United Methodist churches set their own wedding policies and fees. Read More

Candy hearts express sentiments appropriate for Valentine’s Day. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

Three ways to say “I love you”

Couples’ coach gives tips to be year-round Valentines. “I'm convinced that if couples focus on these three things, the romance will come.” Read More

Photo by The Elkhart Truth

Going to the chapel of love

Trinity United Methodist Church in Elkhart, Indiana is offering free weddings on Valentine's Day as a way to promote the positives of marriage. Visit Site

Jennifer Dobbs and Matthew Oates share a moment after she said, “Yes” to his proposal of marriage in July 2008.  Photo by Marsha Esau.

Cupid in The United Methodist Church

Couples share how United Methodist ministries brought them together and the difference the church has made in their marriage. Read More

I have been married before.  Can I get remarried and still be a member?

Yes, divorced and remarried persons are welcome to join The United Methodist Church. Read More

What is the denomination’s position on homosexuality?

Learn more about the denomination's position on homosexuality. Read More

2013: Same-sex wedding issues abound

Weddings and trials sound disharmony for The United Methodist Church as it ends a year that included two well-publicized same-sex weddings and a high-profile church trial for a pastor who officiated at his son’s same-sex nuptials. Read More

The Nurturing Community

We believe we have a responsibility to innovate, sponsor, and evaluate new forms of community that will encourage development of the fullest potential in individuals. Read More

U.S. court rulings impact same-sex couples

This morning's U.S. Supreme Court decisions likely will intensify United Methodists' ongoing debate about human sexuality. Read More

Church says no I do’s until all can marry

North Carolina church will still offer premarital counseling and blessings, but no weddings until denomination allows same-sex marriage. Read More

Veterans learn skills to strengthen marriage

One military chaplain cares for the nation's wounded by helping them repair crumbling intimate relationships. Read More

Swift reaction to bishop’s gay marriage stand

Chicago Area bishop's support of Illinois marriage legislation brings comments from all perspectives in the same-sex civil union debate. Read More

Same-sex unions gain support in U.S. elections

United Methodists were on both sides of the issue Nov. 6 as the vote in four states indicated support for same-sex unions. Read More

Did Jesus have a wife?

Papyrus fragment has revived an old debate that likely reflects early Christian disputes about marriage - not the historical Jesus. Read More

The Vow: A real love story of faith

A new movie shows how United Methodists Kim and Krickitt Carpenter faced immense odds yet kept the commitment they made before God. Read More

Bishops face challenge on same-sex unions

In states where gay marriage is legal, United Methodist leaders focus on upholding church law while encouraging dialogue and respect. Read More