AMM Frequently Asked Questions


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What are American Marriage Ministries Beliefs?

As outlined in our Theological Doctrine, AMM is built on the belief that all people, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, or socioeconomic status, have the right to contract marriage, that all people have the right to administer the marriage contract, and that it is the right of every couple to choose who will officiate their marriage.

The simplified version of our Theological Doctrine is articulated in our three Tenets:


1. All people, regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation, have the right to marry.

2. It is the right of every couple to choose who will solemnize their marriage.

3. All people have the right to solemnize marriage.


The beliefs of American Marriage Ministries are intended to be universal and inclusive. Our Church is based on seeing past differences, past tribal and cutural boundaries, past sexual orientation, to the commonalities that we all share. Our Tenets represent values and a world-view that all people can share, whether they are Christian, Muslim, Atheist, Agnostic, or even Pagan.

Marriage is about bringing two individuals together under one roof. We are each unique and hold our own values. And when we get married we do not abandon those values, we do not abandon who we are. Instead we commit to working with and having compassion for a person whose values are often different from our own but which enriches us because of those differences.

Marriage is one of the few institutions that can unite individuals, families, and communities who would otherwise not associate with each other. Looking past our differences to find commonalities and have empathy for each may be one of the most difficult challenges we face as human beings. Marriage and the Wedding Celebration is one of the few cultural doors that gives permission for us to be more compassionate.

American Marriage Ministries Beliefs, our Church, are an extension of these values. Our ministers come from all walks of life. Our church is not about subscribing to an exclusionary tribal litmus test but about celebrating our differences while recognizing that we are all human beings. We are all children of the same Universe.


▸ What are American Marriage Ministries Beliefs?

▸ Is American Marriage Ministries a Legal Church?


▸ How Long Does it Take to Get Ordained Online? ▸ Can I Provide Premarital Counseling or Education? ▸ Can I Perform Other Ceremonies Such as Baptisms and Funerals? ▸ I saw this website saying you may not be legal. What is that about? ▸ Are Your Online Ordinations Legal? ▸ Will Getting Ordained as a Minister Affect My Taxes? ▸ How Much Does Your Online Ordination Cost? ▸ Are Your Online Ordinations Valid In My State? ▸ Does Your Ordination Expire? ▸ Is American Marriage Ministries Legally Valid in Tennessee? ▸ How Do I Become Ordained Online? ▸ What is My Title Once I Get Ordained Online? ▸ What Does it Take to Become an Ordained Minister? ▸ How Do I Get Ordained Online? ▸ Does an online church need to be a 501(c)3 recognized organization for the ordination to be valid?


▸ Which address should I write on the marriage license? ▸ What do I do with the marriage license after the Wedding? ▸ Does the Officiant Have to Return the Marriage License?


▸ What is My Minister ID, and Where Can I Find It? ▸ How Do I Manage My Privacy Settings? ▸ Can I Print My Ordination Certificate From The Website? ▸ How do I deactivate my account?


▸ Can I Perform Same-Sex Marriage? ▸ How Do I Know The Wedding I Officiate Will Be Legal? ▸ Do I need to register with the government before performing a marriage? ▸ What Do I Say When Officiating the Wedding? ▸ Can I Legally Officiate Weddings as an AMM Minister? ▸ Is There a Legally Prescribed Place to Officiate a Wedding? ▸ Can I Officiate Weddings in Other States? ▸ Can I Officiate Weddings in Another Country? ▸ Does a wedding ceremony have legal wording requirements? ▸ I am not a U.S. citizen. Can I officiate weddings in the U.S.? ▸ What is a Marriage Officiant? ▸ Can I perform weddings in North Carolina as an American Marriage Ministries Minister? ▸ What Does an Officiant Say at a Wedding? ▸ Can I officiate remote weddings over the internet without being present at the ceremony?


▸ How Will I Know My Order Was Placed? ▸ I Need My Ordination Certificate! ▸ Can I Bill and Ship to Separate Addresses? ▸ Can Someone Else Pay for My Order? ▸ Is My Payment Secure? ▸ What Payment Methods Do you Accept? ▸ Why Is My Order Not Going Through? ▸ What Is Your Return Policy? ▸ Can I Place an Order by mail or Over the Phone? ▸ Will I Be Charged Sales Tax? ▸ Which State Should I Select When Ordering My Minister Ordination Package? ▸ What is the Expiration Date on my Letter of Good Standing for? ▸ What Kind of Shipping Options Do You Offer?

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