On Friday, Nov. 14, area pastors and community leaders came together entering into a long term agreement to positively impact and strengthen marriages in this region. Pastors met downtown ceremoniously signing the Marriage and Family Agreement and publically committed to this great work they feel God has called them to. This group envisions a day 10 years from now when they can look back and see that the divorce rate in the county has dropped by one third and the marriage rate has increased. It is their hope that there will be many who in 2024 will say that what began in 2014 prepared, strengthened and rescued marriages and spared many children from the trauma of divorce. The heart of this effort is not to condemn anyone, rather to work together to unleash existing resources, share new resources and empower the broader body of Christ to bring this to pass.