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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. ...


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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The importance of researching different internet churches for your ordination – why getting ordained with AMM matters so much

Published: Wednesday, Jun. 17th, 2020

While some may think of getting ordained online as something trivial because it’s so easy, we at American Marriage Ministries take ourselves – and our mission – very seriously. Everyone knows the sayings: “Choose your friends wisely.” “A man is known by the company he keeps.” “Choose friends you can trust.” There’s a reason...

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An Update from AMM on Tennessee's Anti-Online Ordination Law

Published: Wednesday, Jun. 10th, 2020


It’s hard to believe that we are approaching the one-year anniversary of Tennessee’s anti-online ordination law (SB1377/HB0213) and essentially nothing has changed....

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Coronavirus or Knot: How to Get Your Marriage License and Legally Wed During a Global Pandemic

Published: Monday, Apr. 20th, 2020

Altering wedding plans can be overwhelming, but the good news is that it’s still possible to get married right now, and being able to establish some security in a time of crisis can be comforting. Even if your ceremony won’t be what you envisioned, you still have options that are legal and meaningful. Here’s our action plan, which is comprised of three ma...

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Free Locally-Made Hand Sanitizer Included in Select AMM Packages

Published: Sunday, Apr. 19th, 2020

We’ve teamed up with a local crafter and healthcare professional to ensure that our ministers are staying safe and healthy - by including Free 1 oz. bottles of locally-crafted Safe Hands Glass Mini(ster) Hand Sanitizer in our

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Want to become a marriage officiant online? Let’s get started right away…

Published: Sunday, Apr. 5th, 2020

We’ve noticed an uptick in the number of folks getting ordained online, and it must be because people are spending more time than ever planning for the future – including lots of weddings that are sure to happen once the COVID-19 shutdown ends....


Online Skype Weddings (Probably) Aren't Legal -- An Expert Explains How Coronavirus Cancellations are Pushing Couples into a Legal Grey Area

Published: Tuesday, Mar. 31st, 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic has forced couples to resort to creative wedding planning solutions… but having a Skype, Twitch, or Zoom ceremony probably shouldn’t be one of them....


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