There are no shortages of pitfalls, challenges, and all-out assaults on the institution of marriage. Our family backgrounds, what we see in the media and entertainment industries, how the government views it, and our own sinfulness all negatively influence the union that we have with our spouse. And we’d all agree that having the kind of marriage that truly rocks is not at all easy.
But working toward that is so important because marriage matters. It matters to the husband and wife in the marriage. It matters to the kids and grandkids produced by the marriage. It matters to your friends and extended family. It matters to your church. And it matters to society as a whole. After all, God created marriage. It was the first human institution, and it was created before the fall into sin. Marriage matters to God, and it ought to matter to us.
We’re so pleased to have Pastor Trent Griffith and his wife Andrea with us this weekend to lead our Marriage Matters conference on Friday and Saturday. In addition, Trent will be preaching at our weekend services on the topic of marriage.
Trent Griffith is the founding senior pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel in Granger, Indiana where his wife Andrea serves in women’s ministries and regularly speaks at women’s conferences. Trent and Andrea are also speakers for FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember Marriage Getaways. Prior to planting Harvest in 2009, Trent and Andrea spent fifteen years as conference speakers with Life Action Ministries where they ministered in over 300 churches across North America. Trent and Andrea have four children and live near South Bend, Indiana.