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NY Governor Cuomo extends online zoom wedding order, allowing NY couples to keep getting married online

Published: Wednesday, Jul. 8th, 2020

Although COVID-19 case counts continue to decline in New York, the state’s governor Andrew Cuomo isn’t taking any chances. He's extended a slew of emergency orders for another thirty days -- through August 6, 2020. That includes weddings officiated remotely via videoconferencing technology like Zoom and Skype. ...

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What is an Interfaith, or Non-Denominational Church?

Published: Wednesday, Jul. 8th, 2020

Folks often ask us what we mean when we say that American Marriage Ministries is an interfaith, non-denominational church....

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Helpful Tips for the First-Time Wedding Officiant

Published: Wednesday, Jul. 8th, 2020

If you've been asked to officiate, you probably already know that a greal deal of your success will come from your ceremony preparation and planning months ahead of the wedding. But, here are some important and helpful details to remember on the Big Day - you know, those "little things" that really add up at when all is said and done, and will help make or break ...

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Does My American Marriage Ministries Ordination Expire?

Published: Monday, Jul. 6th, 2020

Our ministers frequently ask, “Is my ordination still valid?” 

Good news: Whether you got ordained a month, a year, or a decade ago, your ordination with American Marriage Ministries never expires. That's right - your AMM ordination lasts a lifetime!...


Jewish Synagogue moves ordination online to circumvent COVID-19 shutdown

Published: Monday, Jun. 29th, 2020

If you needed proof that COVID-19 is moving religion online, a mass-online-ordination by the Jewish Universalist Online Synagogue of 162 Rabbis and Cantors from all around the world certainly checks that box. ...


AMM Backs #StopHateForProfit Campaign, Will Suspend Facebook Advertising

Published: Friday, Jun. 26th, 2020

American Marriage Ministries has decided to join many other businesses in the #StopHateForProfit campaign by boycotting Facebook ads, suspending all advertising campaigns on Facebook and Instagram through July.


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AMM’s In-person Ordination Tour in Tennessee: A Look Back – and Forward

Published: Thursday, Jun. 25th, 2020

A Look Back

One year ago at this time, on this very day, we had our feet on the ground in Tennessee. With just a few weeks’ notice, we invited everyone to come from near and far in Tennessee to get ordained with us in person, and to take a stand against the state’s unjust anti-online ordination law....


First-Time Officiant FAQs

Published: Monday, Jun. 22nd, 2020

Summer - and the height of wedding season - always leads to an influx of questions from first-time officiants. While we have answered these questions on our website and in various articles, we thought it would be helpful for our newly-ordained ministers to have some of our most popular questions answered in detail in one place as a starting point.



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