Thursday, February 11, 2010

National Marriage Week USA Feb 7th-14th

National Marriage Week USA is every February 7th-14th every year. It 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.

Marriage works, it makes people happier, live longer, and build more economic security. Children with married parents perform better in school.

Deep down, everyone wishes they could have a rewarding lifelong commitment with their spouse. But in the midst of challenges, we forget how marriage can benefit our personal lives. We are losing our determination and the skills to keep marriages healthy and strong.

Marriage breakdown is costly to our kids and to society at large. Divorce and unwed childbearing cost the U.S. taxpayers a whopping$112 billion annually.

In these economic challenging times, building stronger marriages helps build a stronger nation.


Anonymous said...

Interesting! Never knew about this. Certainly worth celebrating in my book.

Spicy Wifey said...

Yes it is! We plan to explore this more next year. Unfortunatly, National Marriage Week isn't highly advertised. But we thought it was worth mentioning and celebrating as well!

Quintessence, Spicy Wifey