Marriage Week has always been a collaborative project drawing on a range of organisations and networks to be successful. Right from year one, it’s strength has been the volume of local activity, mainly in churches that has sought to strengthen and celebrate the relationships within their sphere of influence.
The project was started by Richard and Maria Kane, while Richard was national director of charity, Marriage Resource. Marriage Week is a primary preventative campaign which seeks to highlight the benefits of healthy marriage to society, media and governments, whilst seeking to educate and inform couples regarding the benefits of an ever improving relationship, through largely church based events, and media coverage.
Marriage Week which began in 1996 in the UK has attracted the support and attention of a host of political, religious and media figures.
Marriage Week UK is a part of registered charity, The Future Way Trust which is also spearheading the development of Marriage Week in other nations.