Marriage can be wonderful, exciting, fun; you know, all those things it was when it was new! After the first 15 years of marriage we realized we were tired of being unhappily married but we didn't know where to turn. Our journey to discovering God's design for marriage has led us to this ministry in the hope we can help couples going through the struggles we experienced.

We recently celebrated our 32nd wedding anniversary and have been involved in marriage ministry for the last 15 years teaching, facilitating marriage Bible studies, mentoring and speaking at various churches and other events.

We give God the glory for our renewed marriage!


 For complete list of events through November 2017,  please click link at bottom.



MERCI offers encouragement, support and educational tools and resources to help couples discover God's design for marriage. Engaged, newly married and couples married for any number of years will find new ways to love and respect one another in all seasons of life until death do you part.

Successful marriages happen when couples find a common ground from which to parent their children. Understanding the different parenting styles helps parents avoid the damaging effects of extreme parenting. Dr. Stuart Eldridge, a board-certified pediatrician in Floyds Knobs with over 20 years of primary care pediatric experience will present these vital truths for parenting.

Marriage Education Resource Center,

Couples often wait until their marriage is in shambles to seek help. MERCI has ongoing classes and events that will encourage husbands and wives to maintain a loving and respectful relationship.

Biblical studies on marriage are regularly offered utilizing teaching, video and discussion formats; monthly free workshops  are held with invited speakers presenting a variety of topics - communication, conflict resolution, sexual intimacy, and addressing other challenges to enjoying an amazing marriage.


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With the holidays quickly approaching, Tommy & Cristal Alvey will share helpful tips on ways you and your spouse can fully enjoy the season staying connected to one another with less stress! So many things can come between a couple when Christmas expectations seem to collide with everyone creating worry and conflict.This year plan to focus on the real reason for the season! JESUS  

Tommy and Cristal have been active in marriage ministry in their church and as volunteers with FamilyLife's "Weekend to Remember."

Bob and Carol Esham have been invited to speak


Eastside Christian Church

Rock'in It

Marriage Conference

November 10-11

Jeffersonville, IN