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

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

Rings sit on text from the wedding service in the United Methodist Book of Worship. Photo illustration by Fran Walsh, United Methodist Communications.

I do: How United Methodists understand Christian marriage

In weddings and marriage, we celebrate love: the love of the couple, the love of God for us, and the love Christ calls us to share with the world. Read More

Being a pastor in a 5-4 world

After a 5-4 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to legalize same-sex marriage, Rev. Travis Garner says there are not “two sides” to the issue, there are individuals with unique experiences. Read More

a copy of the United Methodist Book of Discipline, photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

What is the denomination’s position on homosexuality?

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

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

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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

Social Principles: 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

A military couple hold hands during a From Warrior to Soul Mate retreat. Photo by William Buchanan.

Veterans learn skills to strengthen marriage

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

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