NATIONAL MARRIAGE WEEK USA 2020
& MARRIAGE WEEK INTERNATIONAL
from February 7th to 14th
National Marriage Week USA (February 7th to 14th each year) is a collaborative campaign to strengthen individual marriages, reduce the divorce rate, and build a culture that fosters strong marriages. People know that marriage greatly benefits children and prevents poverty. Anyone or church or social organization can together with resources to strengthen marriages. Much of these things can be found at: http://www.nationalmarriageweekusa.org/ and http://marriage-weekinternational.com/
Host a special event, launch a marriage class and get the word out in your community during National Marriage Week USA.
Marriage remains incredibly popular – over 90% of young people aspire to be married at some point in the future, and the large majority will achieve this. Although the popular view is that marriages don’t last, two out of every three first marriages will last until one partner dies, and one in two second or subsequent marriages will also last a lifetime.
The Divorce rate (the number of divorces per 1000 married couples) has remained virtually static since the early 1980’s. Current research suggests that the enduring stability of marriage results from the commitment that two people make to each other, embodied in their vows, and supported by family, friends, and society at large.
Marriage provides the best possible foundation for individuals who choose to partner for the long term to play a full and meaningful part in contributing towards a secure society, and that marriage provides the most beneficial environment in which to conceive and raise children.
Marriage is recognized and uniquely valued in all cultures and nations. It involves a private commitment, and a public declaration before witnesses to a relationship which is both permanent, exclusive and voluntarily entered into.
Marriage is a lifestyle choice open to all irrespective of race creed or religion which reaches backwards into history, and forwards into the future, to which men and women for generations have participated.
Marriage is used in the Bible to illustrate what relationship and commitment are all about, as between a husband and a wife. It is an analogy for eternal salvation in a relationship with and a commitment to Christ (as a Bridegroom of the Church).
Marriage Week was started in 1997 by Richard and Maria Kane, while Richard was national director of Christian charity Marriage Resource. Marriage Week is a primary preventative campaign which seeks to highlight the benefits of healthy marriage to society, media and governments, whilst seeking to educate and inform couples regarding the benefits of an ever improving relationship, through church based events, and media coverage.
Marriage Week is now in its twenty-second year in the UK, it has attracted the support and attention of a host of political, religious and media figures.
The celebration is worldwide and includes: Albania, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, UK, and the United States.