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Dear Marriage Savers Friend,
Please Consider a Year-End Gift to Marriage Savers
It's easy. Just visit our website www.marriagesavers.org , click on "Donate" at the top of the page. Contribute online via credit card through PayPal on a secure site. Or give the old fashioned way - mail a check to Marriage Savers at the address above.
Our support comes from people like you who believe in our mission of helping communities and couples build healthy marriages. Your donation is vital to keep Marriage Savers' initiatives going strong in 2019 and continue our efforts to launch Community Marriage Policies and marriage mentoring ministries.
The hard truth is that the institution of marriage has weakened over the years:
Half of America's marriages have ended in divorce for four decades.
Cohabitation has soared 19-fold to 8.5 million couples vs. only 2.3 million marriages.
Never-married Americans nearly quintupled from 8.7 million to 41.3 million.
The good news is these trends can be reversed. Marriage Savers has developed five strategies to better prepare, enrich and restore marriages. Churches that implement these reforms can virtually eliminate divorce in their congregations!
With your help, we can reverse the trend of declining marriages, increasing cohabitation and high divorce rates. Your gift will allow Marriage Savers to remain a strong and vibrant resource - preparing, strengthening and restoring marriages.
Marriage Savers has the experience, the passion and the vision for building communities supported by happy marriages. However, we can't succeed without you. We need your partnership, your prayers and your financial support. Won't you join us by helping our ministries grow in the New Year?
Marriage Savers Has Answers
Marriage Savers trains couples in healthy marriages to be Marriage Mentors - helping other couples prepare for strong, lifelong marriages, enrich existing ones, and save those in crisis. Marriage Savers offers proven and effective premarital preparation, marriage enrichment opportunities, reconciliation for the separated, help for crisis couples, and stepfamily support. These strategies are offered under the umbrella of Traditional Marriage Covenants (formerly called Community Marriage Policies) - where pastors bond together across denominational lines and publicly agree to make marriage a high priority in their community. They sign a Community Marriage Covenant, committing to assign trained Mentor Couples to support other couples at all stages of the marital life cycle.
Marriage Savers has helped thousands of churches in 230 communities adopt these reforms that have:
Saved 100,000 marriages from divorce
Cut cohabitation rates by a third
And raised some city marriage rates
Interested in launching a Marriage Covenant in your community? Call 301-978-7105 or email Mike at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last spring Marriage Savers trained Orange County, CA, pastors and marriage ministry leaders and their Mentor Couples. Attendees are now certified and equipped to launch our marriage-saving strategies in their congregations.
Your donation will help us launch Traditional Marriage Covenants and host trainings of Mentor Couples to implement ministries of marriage support in their congregations. Your contribution makes our work possible. Join the Marriage Savers Team with a year-end tax deductible gift.
With gratitude and best wishes for 2019,
Mike & Harriet McManus
Founders of Marriage Savers