About White Cord Ministries
White is a universally agreed upon symbol of purity. In some ethnic weddings, the white cord symbolizes the bond between bride and groom. The white cord worn by Franciscan monks represented purity of life, pure and unselfish motives, and the immaculate state of the heart in which they aspired to attain.
For White Cord Ministries, the white cord represents a commitment to purity by learning our spiritual identity, staying accountable in community, committing to a deeper understanding of Jesus and the scriptures, before discerning a call to singleness, allowing for courtship of an earthly partner and/or to guide us in married life. White Cord Ministries is a response to the incredible struggle and pressures single and married people face today in both dating and marriage. The singles want to be married and the married want to be single again. The ones called to singleness wonder where they fit in.
Scripture says, "Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken." - Ecclesiastes 4:12.
In the same way, you may identify the three strands as You, Christ and Community or You, Your Spouse and Christ. If one is weakened the other two strands can hold you together. If two are weakened or broken, it becomes very difficult to hold on and keep it together. The cord can begin to unravel. This is the state many people are in today: weak or broken, both as individuals and in relationship. Without strengthening the individual parts, we don't stand a chance. This will require:
1) Beginning or renewing your understanding of God, of Jesus Christ and His Word by inviting a deeper relationship with Him.
2) Committing to stay in a like-minded community for accountability as you set new boundaries and make new choices to live a pure life.
3) Understanding who you are and what your God-given identity is so you may understand the authority you have in Christ to resist temptations and choices that will cause you to struggle further in your life and relationships.
Whether you've been called to the single life, are looking, dating, struggling with your sexuality, currently in a relationship or married, White Cord is for you.