The government of a Malaysian state seems to think they can save faltering marriages and “create models of exemplary families” with a plan to offer free honeymoons to couples who are considering divorce. Two nights at an island or beach resort may do the trick, according to officials from Terengganu state. (And if not, the counseling required for the participating couples probably will help.)
In other wedding news, The Unification Church had its first mass wedding in years last week when Rev. Sun Myung Moon blessed a crowd of 20,000 at a campus in Asan, south of Seoul, Korea. An additional 20,000 watched from around the world over the Internet. Some of the couples being married had only met a few times before the ceremony–their marriages were arranged by Moon.
Imagine sharing a wedding day and ceremony with so many other people! Imagine the government taking such an interest in the success of your marriage and family! What do you think? Would a free honeymoon “fix” a broken marriage? How about letting someone else choose your spouse–is that likely to result in a happy or successful union?