Marriage Week USA celebrated

Marriage Week USA celebrated

Marriage Week USA celebrated

The / A Gannett Company
12:00 AM, Feb. 3, 2012

ST. GEORGE - Marriage Week USA is set for Feb. 7 to 14 is the state and nationally designated week to celebrate marriage. This week is set aside to encourage and honor healthy marriage relationships.

When couples invest in their relationships, communities benefit. Research shows that couples are healthier, wealthier and that children do better in two-parent families. Building a strong marriage takes time and commitment, but is well worth it. Couples can invest in their relationship by reading marriage enhancement materials, sharing date nights, attending marriage classes and keeping communications open and strong.

This year, the sixth annual Washington County Marriage Celebration is being conducted to honor healthy marriages. This Marriage Roundup, hosted at Staheli Cotton Town, will provide resources to keep a marriage going strong. Attend the workshops and dinner to fill you and your partner with information and have fun.

The keynote speaker will be Matt Townsend, KSL TV and radio broadcaster and author of "Starved Stuff." The afternoon workshops will cover several topics and will be taught by Tim Eicher, Geoff Stuerer, Jonathan Decker, Michelle McCullough and Ben Ashcraft. Finish the night off with dinner, marriage awards and entertainment by Deon Mendenhall. This event will take place at 4 p.m. Feb. 11. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

This year the Marriage Hall of Fame awards will honor two couples who have been selected and demonstrate strong and healthy relationships. These couples have strived to keep a healthy marriage for themselves and their families. A Dream Date couple will also be honored for sharing their experiences.

For tickets and information, contact the USU Extension office at 44 N. 100 East, or 634-5706, ext 0.

Utah State University Extension provides weekly marriage enhancement classes. These free classes provide information, a light dinner and child care on Monday nights.

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