WASHINGTON, January 20, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In addition to the Canadian interfaith celebration of Marriage on the Rock, a week long event in appreciation of the sacrament of marriage which culminates on February 15, the U.S. Covenant Marriage Movement has designated February 15 as a national day of observance for marriage.
The Covenant Marriage Movement (CMM) is calling on congregations to celebrate their marriage as a covenant relationship on Feb 15.
CMM director Phil Waugh, a Southern Baptist, hopes that 50,000 congregations world wide will join in the celebration.
Waugh explained CMM’s “desire is not so much to change the American culture as it is to change the culture of the church—the bride of Christ. As we, the bride of Christ, are called back to the adherence to marriage as a covenant, then society will be impacted by our witness.”
In Canada, the Ontario Conference of Catholic Bishops has partnered with the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, Crossroads Christian Communications, focus on the Family Canada, Listen Up TV.com MarriageCanada.ca, and the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada to promote Marriage on the Rock.
Marriage on the Rock will be a week Feb 8-15 (of Feb 15 for those designating only one day) to focus on marriage – as God designed it.
It aims to highlight the contribution of marriage to the ‘common good’ of all, and to uphold and affirm biblical marriage in community.”