Marriage and Divorce


In order to help students make the transition to married life, the following policies are to be followed. Students who do not conform to these policies must sit out a semester in order to help them adjust to married life.
  • Marriage may not take place during a school semester without permission from the Dean of Students. Permission must be secured before the wedding date is finalized.
  • Students may marry only if they are 20 years old or older.


The mission of Maranatha is the preparation of students for leadership in Christian ministry. Since Scripture sets forth high standards for Christian leaders (1 Timothy 3:2-12), divorcees and those married to divorcees are not permitted to attend Maranatha.