an organization in Atlanta, GA by the name of Marriage Appreciation Training Uplifting Relationship Education, is having a contest entitled “Marriage for a Lifetime.” a bride and groom have to submit a 600 word essay and they can win a $10,000 wedding. sounds awesome right! WRONG.
in order to win the contest, you must be a couple who has not engaged in premarital sex.
how many entries has this contest received? ZERO.
the idea that this organization wants you to have a LIFETIME of marriage with someone, yet doesn’t want you to even see what they are working with down there is absolutely ridiculous.
and besides, $10,000 for a wedding isn’t even that much. i’ve known chicks who have spent 10K on the dress alone.
the deadline for this contest is October 31st, just over a week away, and the fact that they have not seen a single entry makes me laugh. and of course the organization is freaking out and is now inclined to “relax” the rules a bit to get some entries.
Phillippia Faust, director of an abstinence education program for Rockdale, DeKalb and Newton counties, was quoted in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution saying:
“Couples engaging in sex can still qualify but they must acknowledge, “The right choice is probably not to have had done it.”
however, couples who are living together are still BANNED from the contest because apparently that is just beyond unacceptable.
OH, and did I mention that in addition to remaining sex-free for this contest, the winning couple must also agree to a DRY, i’m talking completely alcohol-free wedding! AND, you must undergo premarital education, AND you must agree to open up the ceremony to the PUBLIC!!!
this organization is clearly living in 1975 when $10,000 meant something. you can apply to be on a reality tv show and walk away with more dough than that AND less terms.