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Eric Metaxas Discusses National Marriage Week USA on Breakpoint's National Radio Program

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For years, the folks behind National Marriage Week have been telling us that healthy marriages make for a healthy society. Married adults live longer, are healthier and more financially stable than unmarried adults. Children raised in single parent homes are more likely to drop out of school, get pregnant out of wedlock, use drugs, live in poverty, and get in trouble with the law. And they estimate that divorce and out of wedlock childbearing costs U.S. taxpayers $112 billion per year.

All right. So, what can you do to help rebuild a flourishing marriage culture?

How about getting your church and other churches in your community involved in the 2014 National Marriage Week, this coming February 7-14. February?  Yes, February. Now is the time to get prepared.

All you’ve got to do is come to BreakPoint.org, click on this commentary, and we’ll link you to all the resources you’ll need.

The goals of National Marriage Week are pretty straightforward: to create a groundswell of marriage-strengthening activities and provide a national calendar for existing, trusted marriage classes, conferences and events across the nation, and to promote marriage as a national benefit in the media and in public policy.

This year’s event will be the seventh annual National Marriage Week, a week, by the way, which is now celebrated in 20 countries.Newsletter_Gen_180x180_B

The National Marriage Week kit, which is free and downloadable on the Web, contains marriage fact sheets, posters, a media kit, and a slew of ideas and suggestions that your church can launch immediately to strengthen marriages in your community: Pre-marital counseling, church-wide date nights for spouses, webinars and sermon ideas for pastors, suggested curricula for couples, etc. The folks at the National Marriage Week website even allow churches to post their wedding-related events on their National Marriage Week website.

So please, join this nation-wide celebration to rebuild the culture of marriage in this country, beginning with your church and your community. Again, just come to BreakPoint.org, click on this commentary, and we’ll link you to all you’ll need.

Oh, and one final thought. Do you like BreakPoint? Are you on Facebook? Well, then be sure to “like” BreakPoint on Facebook!

Source URL:  http://www.breakpoint.org/bpcommentaries/entry/13/23633

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"...We should provide the facts about the importance of marriage as a matter of child welfare and economic aspiration. As a society, we have launched highly effective public education campaigns on much less momentous issues, from smoking to recycling... For now, the decline of marriage is our most ignored national crisis..."

Rich Lowry commentary, TIME Magazine, 2012

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