Firstly, it may sound obvious, but the basic fabric of any church or community is people – singles, couples, and families – and the more you can do to enrich the relationships, marriages, and families in your church & community, the stronger they will become.
Despite this, one of the most overlooked areas in many churches and organizations is marriage enrichment/education – a marriage culture. Both churches and individuals have a responsibility to take radical measures to restore meaning to the covenant of marriage. Let us all work together to reclaim the ‘sanctity of marriage’.
If you are not the church leader then it is recommended that you speak to them early on. Having them involved, at some level, adds credibility and communicates the priority and approval from leadership.
- If you run marriage educational/enrichment programs or weekends critically review the feedback received from participants, maybe talk with one or two to hear more of what they have to say.
- Do you honour birthdays , if yes, do you honour wedding anniversaries?
- Do you have a program in place to teach the youth about marriage and sexual purity?
Crying out in unity to God for our nation’s marriages and for sexual purity.
Set aside 15 mins a day (or more) during the month of September to pray for the nation’s marriages. Download the short “Daily Focus’ guide for use within your group – download the zipped pdf here
Many couples across Australia and also a few from other nations have joined in this fun way to invest in their marriage during Marriage Week and beyond.
There are no fees involved and high returns can be expected. Why not invite those in your area of influence to join. For your printed newsletter the URL to include is: “https://marriageweek.org.au/marriage-investment-bank/“. If you are married why don’t you join now by clicking on the logo.
Celebrate and honour marriage and marriages during marriage week – through sermons, renewal of vows…. through to the ‘Great Aussie Date Night’. Check out the Marriage Week ideas page.