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.


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.


is more important

than your marriage!

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 32th 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 are also volunteers with FamilyLife as Louisville Directors of "Weekend to Remember."

We give God the glory for our renewed marriage! "A cord of three strands is not easily torn apart.  Eccl. 4:12

​                 Bob and Carol Esham

                   Ministry Directors





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