FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 11, 2009
BLACK MARRIAGE DAY 2009: "OUR SACRED VOWS"
Washington, DC (BlackNews.com) - Wedded Bliss Foundation, Inc., presents the Seventh Annual Black Marriage Day celebration honoring Our Sacred Vows. Wedded Bliss Foundation encourages couples across the country to renew their wedding vows on Sunday, March 22, 2009, with the theme: Getting Married is Good; Staying Married is Better; A Healthy Marriage is Best.
Activists in more than 300 cities around the country will highlight the benefits of married life and offer celebrations to strengthen and promote marriage in the Black community. Organizations will offer youth, singles and couples workshops; receptions and the opportunity to get married at a Black Marriage Day event.
"We're creating a cultural shift in the Black community to reconsider marriage and celebrate the joy that exists in spite of the pain we often experience," Wedded Bliss Foundation Executive Director, Nisa Muhammad, said.
Black Marriage Day has been celebrated annually at locally sponsored events hosted by faith-based and community groups on the fourth Sunday of March since 2003. Marriage activists in more than 200 cities celebrated Black Marriage Day 2008, Mrs. Muhammad added.
"It is a proven fact that Black married men make more money, they are greater accumulators of wealth, live longer and are healthier. Further, successful marriages free women from the burden of parenting and providing at the same time. It provides children with the comfort of both financial and emotional stability and marriage gives children access to the two most important people in their lives on a day to day basis," Mrs. Muhammad said.
Wedded Bliss Foundation is a community- based organization helping teens, singles and couples create healthy relationships and healthy marriages so more children grow up with the benefits of a two parent family.