“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one.”
Genesis 2:24 [NIV]
Marriage is a holy covenant between two persons in the presence of God. Getting married is one of the most serious decisions we make in life. As well as being a big commitment, it has an impact on family, friends and the whole of society.
2 Corinthians 6:14 discusses this principle. “Do not be unequally yoked to unbelievers”. That is why we strongly discourage marriage between people who do not share the same faith in Jesus Christ. We feel it is important that both future spouses have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and are serious about following him in their daily lives.
The ceremony of marriage in our church are performed by our ministers. Meeting with the pastor will be required. It is your responsibility to schedule your first appointment with the pastor about four to six months before your wedding. Our pastor will meet with you to talk about your marriage and to help you plan the ceremony.
Everyone desiring to be married at Christian Family Church International Mauritius by our pastors must complete (as a couple) the required pre-marital course "TWO become ONE" offered at our church. These courses are meant to help you in creating a strong foundation for a healthy marriage.
The aim of the "Two become One" marriage course is to allow couples to consider what
can be done to ensure that their marriage covenant grows and develop
into a strong, loving and lifelong relationship.
This course is free for members of our church.
It is only upon completion of this course, that we will allow them to be married by our minister.
Marriage in our church is both a sacred and a legal act. The Mauritius Government requires that a couple obtain their marriage license from the civil status office. Our ministers require that you bring your marriage license with you on the day of your wedding rehearsal. It is illegal for the minister pretend to do a wedding. He/she must have a license in hand the day of the wedding. There are no exceptions to this rule.