Marriage Strengthening



Our Vision

To strengthen and equip marriages to be Christ-centered reflections of His love to a watching world through biblical marriage studies, workshops/seminars, weekend retreats, and counseling.


Why a Threefold Cord?

We derived our name from the Old Testament scripture found in Ecclesiastes 4:12, “a cord of three strands is not easily broken”. Each cord in the strand is representative of God’s successful design for marriage: the husband, the wife, and the Lord Himself. Without these elements working in concert with each other, it becomes increasingly difficult for the couple to fulfill their long-term commitment.

Gold Strand: Represents God at the Center. The Lord Jesus has been invited to the position of authority in this marriage relationship.

Purple Strand: Represents the husband. The majesty of God is head over the husband. As a husband submits himself to the Lord, the Lord, in turn, will hold the marriage together through the husband.

White Strand: Represents the wife. This strand represents the purity of the bride of Christ. As each has received Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and Lord, they are cleansed through Christ.

Eddie and Florrie Martell, Directors of Threefold Cord, have been active members of ICC for over 30 years. Having ministered to pre-marital couples for over two decades, their passion is to support marriages at all levels and all seasons of life in our fellowship and community.

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