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Pastor offers free weddings to cohabiting church couples

Thu 23 May 2019
By Eno Adeogun

A Texas pastor has offered to financially support cohabiting couples to tie the knot if they are unable to afford to do so.

Pastor Bryan Carter of Concord Church in Dallas wants couples to not only agree to ten weeks of counseling but to also decide upon completion if they want to get married.

"If you're living together and you want to get married but financially it's not a good season, we'll take care of the tuxedo, dress and reception, Carter told a local NBC affiliate.

 

"We'll help you get there."

At the end of the pre-marital counseling, couples will have the option of walking down the aisle and saying vows in a group wedding.

While the pastor acknowledged the idea is "radical", he said he wanted to provide couples with the tools to "follow after Christ".

If couples decide marriage isn't for them, the church has offered to help pay for one month's rent if someone in the relationship will agree to move out.

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