Marriage can be illustrated in a number of different ways:

Marriage is like…
 “… that nice cup of coffee every morning – I might have it every morning, but I still enjoy it.” Stephen Gaines

These marriages are truly a blessing and an example for us to follow.
“… a tree. Well-watered, it will grow strong and tall, and will be a blessing to many.”

These marriages are stable however they recognise that effort is required to ensure that their marriages remain strong and secure. 
 “… a fine wine. If tended properly, it just gets better with age (but if not tended properly, can turn into vinegar).”

Marriages are healthy as long as effort is made to maintain the relationship. There is however the danger that the marriages may find themselves in difficulty should care not be taken to tend and maintain them.

Marriage is also like…
   “… a house. When a light bulb burns out you do not go and buy a new house, you fix the light bulb.”       

Unfortunately others see marriage as being…
“… like a hot bath – it’s not so hot when one has been in it for a while !”    

Marriages are not always picture-perfect and problem-free. The question is what can we do about it?

OBC is committed to encourage marriages within our church to be God-honouring. We seek to assist this through offering marriage maintenance sessions, counselling sessions; workshops, seminars and other resources.  

We will be announcing some exciting events to strengthen and maintain your marriage, so watch this space.

Should you and your partner feel that your marriage needs more urgent attention, please speak to one of the church leaders or contact James at in order to arrange a counselling session.