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Healthy Marriage Seminar Held In Tyler

Helping East Texans maintain healthy marriages was the goal at a seminar in Tyler, Saturday. East Texas ministers and members of VOW came together to reach out to Hispanic couples. Through the marriage enrichment series, couples are counseled and taught the importance of communication in their relationships, all to help build stronger marriages.

"Today, we're seeing a decrease in the number of marriages and an increase in the number divorces," said VOW Program Director Justin Waite.  "We want to help them establish the understanding that there are benefits from a physical manner.  That most of the time, married couples make more money and most of the time they live longer."  Organizers say more ministers are needed to be counselors and help break the language barrier with the Hispanic community.

Courtney Lane, reporting  clane@kltv.com

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