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From: National Marriage Week USA <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 10:22 AM
Subject: Lots of News from National Marriage Week USA
"Finally! New York City to tackle unwed-mom epidemic"
by Michael Goodwin,
New York Post, January 13, 2013
NYC Mayor Bloomberg's office has plans to launch a public service campaign to promote marriage and warn about the problems and hardships experienced by children who are raised out of wedlock.
Read full article here >>
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Watch this quick 4-minute video to learn the latest facts about marriage, what you can do for your own marriage, and how you can impact your community!
Click here for Sheila's Video.
LAUNCH A MARRIAGE CAMPAIGN
Launch a marriage class or event for National Marriage Week -- the week leading up to Valentine's Day!
One idea: Order the new, entertaining 90-minute DVD,
DATE NIGHT CHALLENGE, and show it at a dessert gathering in your home or a potluck dinner at church!
This entertaining program includes uplifting music by Mark Schultz, hilarious comedy by Michael Jr., inspiring marriage instruction and tips from Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley and more!
Download promotional materials and order here:
If you’re planning a marriage class or event, please list it for free on our National Calendar.
Eat, Talk, and Play!
In our busy lives, all too often we don't make time for the most basic of social functions -- eating together! Be sure to make time to sit down together and share a meal for two. Try to even share the preparation -- and the clean-up! If you haven't got time to cook, how about a take-away, or a romantic meal at a local restaurant? Take the time to eat face to face, not in front of the TV!
What does your daily communication as a couple consist of? Organizing the family and home, questions about the kids, what needs to go on the shopping list? Or perhaps some of the big decisions of life -- whether to move, what new car to buy, your health or ailments? When was the last time you sat down and just talked about "you" -- the challenges of life, what's motivating you, what's dragging you down, how it feels to be you -- or perhaps your hopes and dreams for your future together? Make some time this week to sit down together just to "talk"!
When we first fall in love, life always seems to be full of fun -- but as the years go by, sometimes we forget to play together! Why not make some time to do something together you both enjoy --something as simple as going for a walk, watching a movie together, taking a dance class, or spending an evening in your local pub or a jazz club. For the truly adventurous, think para-gliding or a zip line! Maybe just curl up together in front of a fire, and read stories to each other. Whatever it is, try and find something you can both take part in, and which will remind you of the fun times in your relationship!