Marriage Week Australia
12th – 18th September 2021
Marriage Week is an annual celebration to reinforce and promote the benefits and importance of marriage. Initiated in 2007, each year Marriage Week seeks to increase awareness and the value of pre-marriage and in-marriage education.
Our marriages are not private matters. Our children, gain emotional security and a myriad of benefits from our marriage, our love and our union. Our marriages matter to our extended family. They matter to our employers. They matter to society. They are the fabric that holds families together.
So, do something for your marriage in Marriage Week! One simple thing is to sign up for the Marriage Investment Bank. Write a letter of thanks or praise to show your love for your spouse. Buy them a special gift, it does not have to be large or expensive.
Marriage Week gives a husband and wife, together with those who are preparing to marry, the opportunity and encouragement to focus on their relationship.
Marriage is a binding public commitment. This becomes the foundation of healthy families, healthy children, and a healthy community. Marriage Week affirms the value of marriage – ‘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.