Marriage Week is an annual celebration, initiated in Australia in 2007, to reinforce and promote the benefits/importance of marriage and increase awareness and value of pre-marriage and in-marriage education.
Our marriages are not private matters. The children in marriages gain emotional security and a myriad of benefits from our marriage, our love and union. Our marriages matter to our extended family. They matter to our employers and the wider to society. They are the fabric that holds families together.
So, do something for marriages or your own, if married, in Marriage Week. Come to think of it why wait – do it now! Invest in the infrastructure of our nation – marriage/family. Ideas and resources available through this website, no costs involved for downloads etc.
During Marriage Week there will be special events happening across Australia – will your church show they value marriage and participate?
Marriage Week gives a husband and wife, together with those who are preparing to marry, the opportunity and encouragement to focus on their relationship.
The value of marriage, which as a binding public commitment, becomes the foundation of healthy families, healthy children, and a healthy community.
Marriage is ‘the union of a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life’
The quality of our nation’s marital relationships will be a determining factor in the destiny of Australia. The strength of Australian families depends on the qualities of the relationships between our nation’s mothers and fathers. Therefore marriage should be encouraged, strengthened, valued and supported by society and individuals in every possible way as a social good.