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 (www.marriage-weekinternational.com), 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, www.samarriageweek.co.za.
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.