How many Weddings have you attended in your lifetime? How many of your old friends have you watched “walk down the aisle?” Next question: How many of those marriages have LASTED to this day? How many more are barely hanging on? The sad reality of the society we live in now is that divorce (which GOD HATES by the way…) is more common than ever. Check out these alarming statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau in 2012, courtesy of the website operated by McKinley Irvin (law firm) in Washington State…
- 41 percent of first marriages end in divorce.
- 60 percent of second marriages end in divorce.
- 73 percent of third marriages end in divorce.
- In America, there is one divorce every 13 seconds. That’s 6,646 divorces per day and 46,523 divorces per week.
- The average length of a marriage that ends in divorce is eight years.
- 43 percent of children growing up in America today are being raised without their fathers.
- Half of all American children will witness the breakup of a parent’s marriage. Of these children, close to half will ALSO see the breakup of a parent’s second marriage.
Those are harrowing statistics. But don’t lose heart when you see these numbers! There is a place where the weddings, marriages, families, and results are soaring with both beauty and long-lasting success! Here in the Remnant Fellowship, we are blessed to enjoy not only amazing “wedding days,” but also lasting marriages. The Truth taught here guides us to TRULY live out that powerful phrase, “til death do us part.” Here in late April of 2013, we are in the midst of a busy wedding season! If you visit www.remnantfellowshipweddings.com, you’ll see just a glimpse of the BEAUTY and VARIETY in these glorious celebrations…from the colors to the attire, from the decorations to the receptions, from the attendants to the children, and most importantly – the WORDS…that is, the messages, vows, music, and the focus on the COVENANT that is entered into. You see, while “statistics” do represent a reality, they aren’t “inevitable.” They are commands or directives or guarantees. Our prayer at this Church is to give GOD what He so rightfully deserves and desires…LASTING marriages and happy, stable, loving families who stay together…unified…for generation after generation after generation. In fact, in this Church we’re already seeing FOURTH generation families growing in the Lord together!
How is this possible? For the same reasons that this Church and Ministry has ANSWERS for ANY and EVERY problem, addiction, temptation, and conflict in a person’s life. The message that GOD has poured out through Remnant Fellowship and Weigh Down founder Gwen Shamblin for more than a quarter century now is unparalleled. It asks the listener and viewer and reader and member to look INWARD and make PERSONAL CHANGES…instead of blaming everyone else around you. It sounds simple, but it is VERY DEEP and takes a totally devoted, wholehearted, selfless relationship with GOD ALMIGHTY, submitted unto His will in everything. And we learn about that here. Praise GOD! But don’t just take our word for it. Check out Remnant Fellowship Weddings for yourself. But more than that, check out this Church! People REALLY ARE OVERCOMING every kind of addiction, temptation, and bad habit you could imagine. The solution isn’t found in a drug, a 12-step program, or any other “quick fix” fad. It’s found in a relationship with GOD, grounded in TRUE teaching about His will, building strong marriages and families. Why WOULDN’T someone want this? Here’s a newsflash that probably won’t be a surprise to anyone – The world is lost. Behaviors and attitudes both inside and outside of marriage that were unthinkable just a generation ago are now commonplace. This is sad, but it doesn’t HAVE to be this way! If you are new to this message, Ministry, and Church, we pray that you’ll not only check out our weddings…but that the joy you see and feel will lead you to exploring Remnant Fellowship and Weigh Down even further. It is REAL! And the results are available to ANYONE who gives GOD their whole hearts. Peace, joy, love, happiness, hope in the midst of a world that is hurting, lasting marriages that can leave a GOOD and GODLY legacy for your children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. That is worth more than anything money can buy! Check out this highlights video from our most recent Remnant Fellowship wedding, a DOUBLE Covenant Ceremony featuring the union of Paul Watson and Stephanie Mannes…along with Long Tran and Katie Higgins. We hope to see you soon!