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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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Wedding ceremonies are a public investment in the couple’s partnership. Why ceremonies matter more than ever!

Published: Wednesday, Jun. 10th, 2020

It isn’t often that we come across a wedding blog post or podcast that adds much to our understanding of wedding ceremonies (mostly because we read so many that we sometimes think we’ve seen it all), but this week’s episode of 99% Invisible

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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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Can’t book a wedding venue? Consider a micro-wedding, or backyard wedding ceremony instead!

Published: Tuesday, Jun. 2nd, 2020

Between the couples just starting to plan their weddings, and the ones scrambling to reschedule theirs - folks are telling us that venues are already booking dates well into 2021!...


Why honoring and supporting Pride Month is more important than ever

Published: Monday, Jun. 1st, 2020

Today is June 1, marking the start of what is widely known as Pride Month, honoring New York’s Stonewall riots of 1969 and celebrating the LGBTQ community.



American Marriage Ministries just ordained our 700,000th minister today!

Published: Tuesday, May. 26th, 2020

A few minutes ago, a lady from Florida clicked the “ordain me” button on our website and became American Marriage Ministries Minister 700,000!...


New York City Marriage Bureau opens its doors (partially), now accepting appointments for marriage licenses

Published: Thursday, May. 21st, 2020

Here’s an encouraging sign that normalcy might be returning to the wedding space: Yesterday, perhaps the busiest marriage license office in the country, the New York City Marriage Bureau, posted on Twitter that it was accepting appointments through October 1, 2020....

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The Pros and Cons of Virtual Weddings: Is a Zoom ceremony the right choice for you?

Published: Thursday, May. 21st, 2020

A virtual wedding can’t truly replace a ceremony and reception with all of your loved ones (and vendors!) fully present. But even in the grand scheme of wedding planning, there are always going to have to be compromises. So ask yourself: in five or ten years, what will I want to look back on? What am I looking forward to the most about my wedding? What kind of wedding memories...


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