Presidential Perspectives

News, Videos and Sermons from the Seventh-day Adventist Church President

Do my husband and I need a church wedding?

Q: My husband and I were married eight years ago through a civil service, and we have two sons. Would it be appropriate for us to now have a church wedding? My husband is a good man, but not very spiritual, and I feel spiritually and emotionally distant from him since he hasn’t shared in my conversion experience. — Lizbeth, from the United States

A: I would encourage you to speak with your local Seventh-day Adventist pastor. While it is certainly possible to have a church wedding after a civil ceremony (many people do this in various countries), the pastor will be better able to understand your individual situation and may also help to guide you and your husband into a deeper relationship with each other, both emotionally and spiritually.