2023 National Marriage Week highlights the one-flesh union of husband and wife

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The observances of National Marriage Week (Feb. 7-14) and World Marriage Day (Sunday, Feb. 12) are an opportunity to focus on building a culture of life and love that begins with supporting and promoting marriage and the family. This year's theme, "Marriage...one flesh, given and received," highlights the one-flesh union of husband and wife that is willed by God. It also indicates the personal self-gift of each spouse, one to the other. These concepts point to Christ who gives Himself under the appearance of bread and wine—as real flesh and blood.

Throughout the week, the USCCB's Secretariat of Laity, Marriage, Family Life, and Youth will be hosting live-streamed events via the For Your Marriage Facebook page and sharing related posts.

The following are resources for celebrating the week in your home and parish:

Other marriage resources curated by the Diocese of Raleigh's Marriage and Family Life ministry can be found here: