8. First Letter And Forms Sent To Couple for Pre-Marriage
S A M P L E
1ST COVER LETTER
[salutation and name]
[city, state, zip]
We appreciate the opportunity to participate in your Pre-Marriage Counseling and wedding. Because we believe the Scriptures teach that marriage is an institution established by God, and that it is a life-time commitment, we have established the enclosed policies.
We would like you and __________ to read the enclosed policies carefully. If you then desire to move forward with your wedding, please complete the Request Form, and return it to the church office within two weeks. If you do not return the Request Form to the Office by ______________, we will assume you have changed your plans, and the requested date will be released for other uses. Your date will remain “penciled” in until final approval is given by your Pre-Marriage Counselors. At that time, if approval is given, the dates will be confirmed as “go” dates.
We want to be very clear that going through Pre-Marriage Counseling does not guarantee approval of your marriage. We desire to be faithful stewards of the gospel, and our hope is that, should you marry, you will enter into a marriage which will be to the glory of God.
If you have questions, please give me a call.
Sincerely in Christ,
Enclosures (Pre-Marriage Counseling and Wedding Policies, Wedding Request Form, Pre-Marriage Counseling and/or Wedding Couples’ Checklist)