State & Local

MERCY – Marriage Education & Resource Center
The purpose of MERCY is to help couples have healthy and successful marriages by: 1) Increasing the quality of Marriage Preparation; 2) Increasing the number of couples who participate in Marriage Enrichment programs; 3) Helping couples in troubled marriages seek and participate in divorce-intervention programs offered in the community; and 4) Serving as an information exchange and clearinghouse to help couples locate marriage educational programs.

Website: www.marriageeducationandresourcecenterky.com

Bluegrass Healthy Marriage Initiative
Bluegrass Healthy Marriage Initiative is coalition of organizations from across the community—business, education, government, religious, and health care—who recognize and affirm the vital importance of strong and healthy marriages.

Website: www.ca.uky.edu/healthymarriage/

Heritage of Kentucky
Heritage of Kentucky aims to change adolescent perceptions about the importance and value of remaining abstinent outside of marriage. The ultimate goal is two-fold: (1) to increase the proportion of adolescents abstaining from sexual activity and (2) to increase support for abstinence among the adults who influence them.

Website: www.heritageofky.org/index.php

IP315 Ministries
A calling to ministry to reach out to the individual, marriage/family, Church and entire community to encourage and challenge them to discipleship and Kingdom living as they strive to mature and grow in the free gift of salvation. To call all that we are led to the Lordship of Christ and our discipleship under Him to establish the priority and positive effect on every other relationship we develop and grow in.

Website: www.ip315.org

Catholic Social Service Bureau
Catholic Social Service Bureau is a professional agency of the Diocese of Lexington open to people of all faiths.Their mission is to empower and assist individuals, families and groups in the Diocese to improve their quality of life. Services offered include mental health and pregnancy counseling, education, adoption and emergency services.

Website: www.cssblexington.org

Assemblies of God Marriage Encounter & Marriage Restored
Marriage Encounter is a weekend away from home, family, and responsibilities. Here, in a comfortable, secluded environment, a couple is guided in the discovery of a new way of communication that will help them know each other better. It is not a retreat, but a program designed to give couples the opportunity to examine their lives together, their strengths and weaknesses, and their attitudes toward each other and their families. Assemblies of God Marriage Encounter is based on the belief that the marriage relationship is the most significant, most intimate relationship on earth.

Marriage Restored is a program for couples who have experienced adultery, addiction, pornography, separation or other marriage-threatening circumstances.

Website: www.agme.org and www.marriagerestored.com
Kentucky contact: Don & Lynn Wynn
(859) 608-0493
kyagme@yahoo.com

Transformation Ministries – Madisonville, Hopkins County
Mission: To provide Christian pastoral counseling services to the population of the surrounding area.

Transformation Ministries offers counseling to individuals, married couples, and families as well as group studies and seminars on a variety of topics, including marriage-related issues. They are also available to are lead marriage retreats, and men’s or women’s retreats.

Website: www.tm-inc.org

Contact: Franklin Stevenson
(270) 821-6332
transformationmi@bellsouth.net