Coupled With Christ Ministry

Helping husbands and wives learn to do marriage God’s way.  Brother Michael and Sister Theresa McCabe will lead you through what the Bible has to say about marriage and how to do marriage God’s way.


   As a society, we have lost our way when it comes to marriage. I believe our culture—Christian culture and American culture—needs to understand better why God created marriage. God makes these purposes clear in Genesis 1.

  “Let us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the cattle, over all the earth and over all the creeping things that creep on the earth.” So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” (Genesis 1:26-28)

These verses show us God’s four purposes of marriage.

1. To replicate God’s nature and image on the earth.

2. To extend God’s Kingdom authority on the earth.

3. To generationally perpetuate the nature of God and the values of His Kingdom.

4. To multiply God’s human family with righteous offspring.

All of these four reasons reveal why we must fight for this institution that God loves. Marriage is not just another relationship, but a key part of God’s plan. It is the foundation of society and a holy institution that reflects our Creator.

Coupled with Christ Meeting and Events
Saturday, February 10
Dinner & Inspirational Movie 6:30PM
PWC Sanctuary
To sign-up or for more info. call the church office (830)709-0900
Couples Corner

January  2024
Monthly Devotional for a Great Marriage
     A friend of mine, who also happens to be in the ministry, called me the other day and aske for my advice on a issue he was having with his wife. After regaling me with the situation they were goin through, I was able to give him some sound biblical advice (the majority of which centered on his being the head of his household and where he had dropped the ball in that respect. I also gave him some ideas on how he could have handled the matter and gave him suggestions for the future. I further suggested he call his wife and apologize for his recent shortcomings. I let him in on a little secret that I learned a few years back, and that is that a woman loves it when her man is strong enough to admit  when he is wrong, or that he has made a mistake. It won’t change the mistake or make it any less painful, but it will open the door to healing and the rebuilding of the relationship. He thanked me for my help and assured me he was going to immediately call his wife and use what he had learned from our discussion. 
     The ironic part of the whole story is that his field of ministry is exactly the same as mine. We both deal with premarital and marital counseling, and in the course of our discussion he said that I had given him the exact same advice he would have given someone else. He went on to say that it was amazing how clearly he could see the issues, and how sound was his advice, when It was someone else’s marriage, I guess what they say in the old adage is true; sometimes you can’t see the forest for the trees. 
     I totally understand where he is coming from; just because I teach on marriage doesn’t mean I always get it right, and I don’t believe any of us ever will . Why you ask? Because we are human and we make mistakes! You see, every marriage i going to have its ups and downs. What matters is that you have more UPS than DOWNS and that you learn how to recognize when a down is coming. Once you learn how to see the down coming, and then learn what to do to prevent it from turning into a catastrophe, you are on the road to victory. That doesn’t mean there won’t be any hiccups; it just means you know how to defeat the enemy. You see, the last thing Satan wants to see is a strong marriage; he knows the word just like you do. He knows it says that one can put a thousand to flight, and two can put ten thousand to flight. He knows that the power of a husband and wife who stand together with God as their center are a formidable force, for a three strand cord is not easily broken. 
     Just remember, your marriage, like your walk with God, is continually growing and evolving; and just like anything that is growing, it must be fed and nurtured or it will die. Communication and quality time together are essential to your walk with God and your marriage; they are the cornerstone to success in either relationship.
Check our the Bible and explore the ins and outs or married life and how God designed it to be.
Written by:
Michael and Theresa McCabe


February 2024
Monthly Devotional for a Great Marriage
     Years ago I developed a small hole about the size of a pimple on my neck. In true manly fashion I ignored it hoping it would disappear. As time went on and the hole in my neck grew, I tried to hide it with band aid, from the small circular kind to the larger wound size. Theresa made exhaustive attempts to get me to admit there was a problem and see a doctor, but to no avail. Fortunately, she finally figured out how to overcome my stubborn defiance; she simply made me an appointment with a doctor and told me to be there. She made the appointment at a time I could not find a way out of, so I went. Despite my resolve to ignore the problem, the doctor informed me that it was CANCER and would have to be cut out. What started as a small hole was now the size of a silver dollar. What could have been a simple fix became much more complicated. The point of this story can be could in the Song of Solomon 2:15 – Take us the foxes,  the little foxes, that spoil the vines; for our vines have tender grapes.
     Just as the cancer in my neck started out as a small hole, which would have been easy to fix, it later became a much uglier and more serious situation. The problems which arise in a marriage usually begin the same way. Hurtful words said in anger never get resolved; quality time gets slowly taken by work, kids, etc. The communication that began open, often, and deep, dwindles to cold, surface, and only as needed. Those “little foxes” that we ignore eventually become large chasms in our relationships. Check out the Bible and learn how to recognize the “little foxes: and how to keep them from “spoiling the vines” of your marriage.
Written by:
Michael and Theresa McCabe

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