For Immediate Release
February 9, 2001
International readership enthusiastically responds to articles on marriage and children
“My husband is not one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, but he’ll tell people that our marriage survived because of counsel such as was given through these articles.” Susie from California wrote about the January 8 issue of Awake! featuring the series, “Can We Save Our Marriage?”
Commenting on the same series, a New York reader wrote: “Thanks to this article, I have the best outlook for success in my marriage than anything that has ever been written about the subject.” The response to this series of articles on applying Bible counsel to solving problems in marriage was especially enthusiastic.
The previous month the cover series of Awake! explored some of the seemingly insurmountable obstacles children worldwide must overcome to have a normal life. The list included poverty, premature death, hunger, neglect and abuse. Work done by UNICEF and other organizations to uphold the basic rights of children was discussed. The efforts of concerned, conscientious parents were lauded. That issue of Awake! also generated appreciative responses, such as this one from Spain: “I am a teacher and I think it would be marvellous if all the parents and teachers of the world could put into practice the useful counsel of this issue—and that of the Bible, which you quote so much.”
Jehovah’s Witnesses are pleased that they are able to present the practical message of the Bible on such vital issues as marriage, the family, and children’s problems in a way that is understood and appreciated. They are heartened at the response to the Bible’s counsel, which encourages love within the family and also stresses the need for parents to provide for children physically, morally, emotionally and spiritually. The literature of Jehovah’s Witnesses prompts adults and young people to learn about the Creator, to work toward pleasing him and to investigate the Bible hope.
The annual conventions sponsored by Jehovah’s Witnesses will begin in May in the United States and will include information for all in the family. Following the theme “Teachers of God’s Word” the program will address points of interest to all ages and will stress active involvement in positive activities.
Contact: J. R. Brown, telephone: (718) 560-5600