Thank you for visiting the Forever Marriages website!
We pray that the content and resources shared encourages you as a married or engaged person desiring an intimate lifelong marriage grounded in Christ, community and continual learning.
“... ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife,
and the two will become one flesh?' So they are no longer two, but one flesh.
Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”
MEET THE MSEFYAS
We are Joseph and Marissa Msefya - Christian millennial husband and wife, parents, and Certified Marriage Coaches.
We met on the campus of Norfolk State University in 2009 and got married in 2014. We experienced our share of challenges during the first three years of our marriage, such as communication barriers, different views on money management, and an inconsistent sex life. In short, we were not on the same page when it came to all five types of intimacies! But we are here to tell you that marriages also age like wine, they become finer over time.
In 2017, God called us to launch Forever Marriages. Rooted in Matthew 19:6, our ministry seeks to encourage a forever mentality by sharing God's vision for marriage and equip millennial married couples with tools and community we lacked during our engagement and newlywed stage. We believe that a forever marriage requires each spouse to be Christ-centered, committed to investing in their marriage, and to be surrounded by a community of village-minded couples.
We pray that you can find a home at Forever Marriages and join us on this lifetime journey of pursuing a forever marriage!
WE BELIEVE God is the author of marriage.
WE BELIEVE in the covenant of marriage.
WE BELIEVE healthy marriages require villages (community).
WE BELIEVE marriage requires a shift emotionally, physically and spiritually.
WE BELIEVE in continual learning through books, workshops, devotionals.
WE BELIEVE in forever.
Our mission is to reinforce Matthew 19:6 by providing a platform that promotes God's vision for marriage by:
Educating the world on how to have life long Christ-centered marriages.
Engaging with couples through meet-ups, events and other avenues to establish a warm environment of accountability (Heb. 10:24)
Encouraging a forever mentality before and during marriage through coaching, courses, prayer and community. (1 Thess. 2:10)
TRE & MAX SCHULBAUM
The Forever Marriages retreat was a true blessing to our marriage. The fun times, conversations and fellowship with other christian, millennial, married couples really helped realign our commitment to each other and to God. We all know it takes a village to help us get through challenges, and Forever Marriages has been that village for us.
BEN & SHANI FARMER
Thank you so much Forever Marriages team for being leaders in our millennial community. The information you are sharing with us is digestible and practical. We are able to be inspired and actually activate the information shared into our marriage. Keep up the great work!
PORSHA & HOLLAND HARGROVE
The Forever Marriages Meet-ups have been a joy and enlightening experience. We have very stimulating, real, and informative conversations that are relevant to the promotion of healthy marriages. The insight gained from other couples' experience with these topics, reinforced the fact that our marriage was not atypical or in crisis, and provided the right amount of perspective that we needed on these topics. With great food, helpful conversation, and a fun and comfortable atmosphere, these meet-ups create enriching moments where growth is cultivated, and family is developed; all of which are needed to have a lasting and FOREVER MARRIAGE!!!