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Mayor Wood Declares 2013 'Marriage Week' in Roswell

The special week is set for Feb. 7-14.

Roswell Mayor Jere Wood recently declared Feb. 7-14 "Marriage Week" in Roswell this year.

The special week is held in conjunction with Our Marriage Matters, a Roswell based marriage and family initiative to strengthen and build healthy marriages and families. The local group will host a complimentary date night for married couples on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 4 p.m. at the Best Western, 907 Holcomb Bridge Road.

The event will provide married couples with a free session and a free marriage guide book on how to protect and preserve their marriages amidst the stresses and strains of everyday living. Attendees will also receive a 25 percent discount coupon to some local restaurants to celebrate their date night.

Anyone interested in attending the event should e-mail their names to info@ourmarriagematters.net.

claire smith February 04, 2013 at 10:45 PM
Fellowship Bible Church has a great Divorce Care group...
Debra Partridge February 05, 2013 at 01:02 PM
Claire, It seems as if His Honor, The Mayor, might be in need of Divorce Care group himself: http://www.fcclkjudicialsearch.org/judicialsearch/Scripts/UVlink.dll/tsgdb1/WEBSERV/PUBCivilSearch?action%253Dview%26track%253D746729 Anyone see a little irony here?
Debra Partridge February 05, 2013 at 01:05 PM
Bryan, It looks like the Mayor is publicly supporting a business by proclaiming a special week just for them. I wish he'd proclaim a week to support my business or your business. Let's all have our own special week, Mr. Mayor! I think it's ridiculous, especially since the Mayor just got divorced himself. http://www.fcclkjudicialsearch.org/judicialsearch/Scripts/UVlink.dll/tsgdb1/WEBSERV/PUBCivilSearch?action%253Dview%26track%253D746729
Steven Leach February 06, 2013 at 01:33 AM
First...just because someone is divorced doesn't mean they don't believe in marriage. And second...you show what type of person you are by actually doing a search on the Mayor's divorce and posting the link here to the final judgment. Lighten up and get a life.
Debra Partridge February 06, 2013 at 02:01 AM
Steven, You're kinda of missing the whole point. I personally feel it's a little bit discriminatory for our government leaders to proclaim "Marriage Week" in support of a business whose sole purpose is to make money from counseling married people. Why not proclaim "Consultants Week" or "Flip Flops Week" for people who are trying to make money being consultants or selling flip flops? And, yes, it does feel discriminatory to me. Why should I not be entitled to a government sanctioned 25% discount at local Roswell restaurants just because I'm not married? And, as for searching on the Mayor's divorce, someone else pointed it out to me and it just seemed to reflect the irony - and the incongruence - of the whole situation for me. I'd prefer a government leader whose proclamations, beliefs, and behaviors were more closely aligned. That's just my opinion.

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