National Marriage Week starts on the 11th of May and ends on the 17th of May. The theme this year is the 'forever conversation'.
Marriage week is all about celebrating marriage and all the good it brings to society. At CARE, we beleive marriage is worth investing in. There is a wealth of good research that highlights that strong marriages make for stable families and in turn, this makes for happier children, happier grown-ups and the benefits for local communities and wider society are many.
One of the main aims of NMW is for couples around the country to join in. To mark the week, we're showing a special video which was first released this time last year. Watch below as Lyndon and Celia tell their story and reflect on more than 40 years of married life together.
WATCH: Lyndon and Celia’s story
Lyndon and Celia Bowring have been married for 40+ years. In this film, they talk about how they met, the challenges they've overcome and reflect on all the lessons they've learnt, and continue to learn, along the way.