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New Way to Nominate for the 2016 Longest Married Couple Project, Sponsored by Worldwide Marriage Encounter

Contact: Dick & Diane Baumbach, 321-544-3440, dickanddiane66@bellsouth.net

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Nov. 10, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- An additional nomination method has been added to the way individuals can nominate couples for the Longest Married Couple Project (LMC) in the United States, Canada and Australia.  Effective immediately nominations can also be received by going to the recently redesigned Worldwide Marriage Encounter website (wwme.org) and entering the nomination.

"We now have another way that nominations can be received for the very successful Longest Married Couple Project," said the LMC coordinators, Dick & Diane Baumbach and Fr. Dick Morse, adding  "By simply going to www.wwme.org/LMC 2016_Nominations  you can honor family members or friends who have had long marriages."

The national winners will be recognized during Valentine's Week 2016, which coincides with World Marriage Day, which is the second Sunday of February.  In the United States there are also winners for each of the 50 states.

Nominations, which are open to all husband and wife couples regardless of religious affiliation, may continue to be submitted by email, regular mail or by calling a special phone number.

The contact information for sending in a U.S. nomination, which simply requires the name of the couple, their wedding date and where they currently reside- plus a contact phone or email address of the individual nominating the couple, is as follows: email wwmelmc2015@gmail.com, regular mail Dick & Diane Baumbach 8924 Puerto Del Rio Drive Suite 402, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920, and special phone number 321-613-5180. Nominations must be received by January 10th, 2016.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter has been offering weekend experiences for over 47 years and is considered the original faith-based marriage enrichment program. The programs are continually updated to keep abreast of changes in society, and WWME now offers evening and half-day programs that are presented at parishes and other church facilities. The weekend program, traditionally presented as an overnight experience at a hotel or retreat center, can also be presented at the parish where the couples return to their homes in the evenings. WWME has a presence in almost 100 countries, which makes it the largest pro-marriage movement in the world. In North America, the WWME programs are presented in English, Spanish, French, and Korean languages.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter offers married couples the opportunity to spend time together away from the busyness of the world to focus on each other.  Priests are also encouraged to attend a WWME weekend, which offers insights into their relationship with the church and their parishioners, and how their Sacrament of Holy Orders interacts with the Sacrament of Matrimony.  WWME offers tools for building and maintaining a strong, Christian marriage in today's world. To learn more about the Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekends online, go to wwme.org, or contact the WWME national office at (909) 863-9963.

Media inquires should be directed to: Dick & Diane Baumbach (321) 544-3440  dickanddiane66@bellsouth.net