If you haven’t heard: this year in both the U.S. and the U.K., February 7-14 is National Marriage Week, during which couples, churches, and community organizations are encouraged to go the extra mile to strengthen marriage relationships. (For more information, visit the National Marriage Week USA website or Facebook page.)
As a Christian marriage educator myself (e.g., I’ll be doing a workshop at an urban Los Angeles church on the 8th), I applaud and support the effort. Marriage, at both the institutional and personal levels, will benefit from local, grassroots initiatives that provide education and support to couples, giving them the knowledge, vision, and skills they need to navigate the ups and downs of life together.
In honor of NMW 2014, therefore, I will post a brief (more or less?) reflection on marriage each day from the 7th through the 14th — beginning with one tomorrow on being single in the church.