We plan to share the good ideas we hear…
How about arranging some sort of marriage enrichment program, among others these organisations can offer speakers and other resources:
- Family Life NZ
- Marriage Encounter New Zealand
- Relationship Central
- Catholic Network of Marriage Educators
- Imago Aotearoa New Zealand
- Parents Partner
Arrange showings of movies that promote thinking about strong marriages. For example War Room (with a strong focus on praying for marriages)
Tauranga & Western Bay Churches are arranging a bulk order of copies@ $22:50
Ask any community leaders you have contact with to mark Marriage Week by speaking up about the importance of marriage.
Does your church give some form of endorsement for Marriage Week. If you have interesting plans let us know so we can list them here…
Organise a mass renewal of vows: maybe a huge (Korean style) mass ceremony in a local park or stadium, even smaller ceremonies…
Contact you local radio and newspapers and try to get them to put in some positive material for marriage week (it fits well with the St Valentines day emphases they often have at that time.