SA Marriage week starts on Friday and encourages couples to invest in their marriages.
Durban -  South African Marriage Week, which begins on Friday encourages couples to invest in their marriages. 

This initiative, which is taking place from September 1- 7 invites all married couples  across the country to stand up and support marriages in South Africa. 

SAMW is a campaign  that was launched by INTIEM and it forms part of International Marriage Week  (, which is celebrated globally.

SA Marriage Week’s vision is to inspire and motivate couples to focus on the wellbeing of  their marriages, an effort which spills over to contributing to the wellbeing of their families  and as a result, helps establish healthy communities.

“Our vision is perfectly encapsulated by the Chinese proverb that goes: ‘When there is love  in a marriage, there is harmony in the home; when there is harmony in the home, there is  contentment in the community; when there is contentment in the community, there is
prosperity in the nation; when there is prosperity in the nation, there is peace in the world’,”  says Liezel van der Merwe, founder of SA Marriage Week and managing editor of INTIEM .

“Our mission is to equip couples with the vision, knowledge, inspiration and motivation they  need to build happy and strong marriages.”

This year’s theme for SA Marriage Week is: “Invest in your marriage.” 

Liezel explains: “With  this theme, South African couples are encouraged to invest in the emotional, spiritual,  physical, financial and mental spheres of their marriages for a positive and sustainable

More practical advice about this topic can be found on SA  Marriage Week’s website,

This non-profit initiative started in 2014 and goes together with an exciting campaign each  year. It forms part of International Marriage Week, which is celebrated in 19 countries  across the globe. 

Anyone can register for free on the website to benefit from the wealth of  information, free tips, interactive games and much more.

“It is also important to us that the holiness of marriage be celebrated during this week,  which is why a spiritual leader has been asked to get involved to pray for South African  marriages. We also encourage couples to pray for their marriages, especially during this  week, and to ask God to bless their unions,” says Liezel.

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