Its National Marriage Week! What Will YOU do to strengthen your marriage?

Today is the first day of National Marriage Week! What will you do to strengthen the image and concept of marriage in your community?

So, just what is National Marriage Week?

National Marriage Week USA—from February 7th to 14th every year — is a collaborative effort to encourage many diverse groups to strengthen individual marriages, reduce the divorce rate, and build a stronger marriage culture, which in turn helps curtail poverty and benefits children. Together we can make more impact than working alone.

There’s so much you can do:

* For an extensive listing of other creative ideas for how to Strengthen Marriage in Your Community here’s 101 Ideas to Get You Started

*Become a Marriage Educator. An extensive listing of training programs is offered by Smart Marriages, a national clearinghouse of marriage educators.

* Use the wonderful and positive energy from National Marriage Week to get ready for Black Marriage Day coming up on March 27, 2011!

But, remember true change and commitment starts at home!  So you can:

Take a Couples’ Check-Up! Both husband and wife can take this nationally renowned “Couple’s Check Up” quiz, developed by Prepare-Enrich, which will generate a report for you about your relationship. This is a productive way to have a conversation and move forward with growth and change in ways to strengthen your marriage. Maybe use the results as a topic for discussion on a special weekend retreat or date night—even Valentine’s Day! will provide an effortless and inspiring website that will guide you through the process of writing a love letter. Select your stationery; add a photo or a quote. Not a writer? Not to worry. A guided writer will help you find the words.

And, of course you can browse our 150+ Love & Marriage video catalogue throughout the website here but while you’re at it check out another route to see all of the videos in one place by visiting and subscribing to our YOUTUBE channel. 🙂

Happy National Marriage Week! Tell your sweetie you love them today…..better yet SHOW them. 😉

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  1. ruleyourwife
    ruleyourwife says:

    Ayize and Aiyana,

    Thanks for the reminder. This week we are heading a series events at our church to celebrate marriage.

    2/9 Share Your Light – Workshop to help couples schedule devotional time to share with each other

    2/10 Study His Light – Couples will attend a bible study and prayer service together

    2/11 Step in the Light – Promote intimate actions amongst couples through hand dancing

    2/12 Show Our Light – As married couples we are going to a local rehabilitation Center to spend time serving the residents. We will read to them and hopefully they will share some wisdome with us about their martial union. This will be followed by a 90 minute workshop on "servant leadership and not dictatorship."

    2/13 We will attend Sunday as a collective unit and then follow Sunday service with a Brunch.

    This is how Peachie and I will spend National Marriage Week. And any married couple in the District of Washington region please feel free to join us in some of our activities this week at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Arlington, Va.

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