FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 19, 2018
LITTLE ROCK, AR – For the second year, Arkansas Family Council is accepting nominations for Arkansas’ Longest Married Couple.
Last year’s celebration was a lovely reception hosted by Family Council and Governor Asa Hutchinson and First Lady Susan Hutchinson at the Governor’s Mansion. The top 10 longest married couples were honored with an official letter of recognition from the governor’s office and were entered in the Family Council Arkansas Marriage Hall of Fame. When this year’s search ends in early February 2019, Family Council will again honor the longest married couples and their families
“Sharing these couples’ lifetime stories of commitment and faithfulness to each other encourages the next generation that ‘married happily ever after’ still exists. We are blessed and honored to be able to share these stories of forever love,” Jerry Cox, President of Family Council, said. “In today’s society we are surrounded by naysayers of marriage but the married couples we find will prove them all wrong and show that marriage can last a lifetime.”
“Marriage is a sacred covenant between a man and a woman,” Cox said. “It is not every day that you meet a couple married over 70 years, and when you do, there is truly something special about that relationship.”
Entries for couples married over 70 years can be submitted before February 1, 2019, by sending contact information for both yourself, the candidates for consideration, and marriage date to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please call the Family Council office at 501-375-7000.
Jerry is the founder and president of Family Council. He began Family Council in 1989 after a successful effort to amend the Arkansas Constitution to prevent the use of public funds for abortions. He and his wife reside in Little Rock. They have four sons.