Several years ago, the Georgia General Assembly voted to waive the marriage license fees for a couple who completed a six hour premarital education program (GA Code 19-3-30.1). They specified the following basic topics to be included:
- conflict management
- communication skills
- financial responsibilities
- child and parenting responsibilities
- extended family roles
Since our legislators have done their part by taking steps to support marriages, Allies feels the least we can do is step up and do our part as well.
Invested is our movement to gather faith leaders across Georgia who will affirm together the value of marriage by committing that they will officiate a wedding only when the couple has completed a minimum of six hours of premarital preparation, education and counsel.
You can sign the covenant below.
Please read our note to pastors and rabbis