Marriage for a Lifetime Contest

A nonprofit organization is offering a $10,000 prize to an engaged couple that will agree to abstain from premarital sex — and no one has entered the contest!

“Someone asked me, ‘Is anyone going to respond?'” said contest organizer Phillippia Faust, director of an abstinence education program for Rockdale, DeKalb and Newton counties. “In our society, it is going to be hard to find [a couple who has not had premarital sex]. … But the standard is the standard.”

The prize also includes free flowers, invitations and other bridal goodies. I am sure there must be some eligible Christian couples who have already taken a stand on this issue. But if you want to enter, you had better move fast. The deadline is October 31.


  • What: Marriage for a Lifetime wedding essay contest
  • Requirements: Bride and groom must agree to undergo premarital education. Must agree not to serve alcohol at reception. Couple either agrees not to have premarital sex or at least acknowledge it’s preferable not to. At least one of the couple must live in DeKalb, Newton or Rockdale counties.
  • To apply: Submit 600-word essay to the Mature Project, Rockdale Medical Center, 1412 Milstead Ave., Conyers, GA 30012. Deadline: Oct. 31
  • More information: 770-918-3659

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  1. Della Sawvel says:

    A friend of mine told me about this contest…too bad it’s not for Travis County, Texas or Williamson, County, Texas…we’re engaged to be married in June 2009 and are waiting until our wedding night to have sex.

  2. Ray Fowler says:

    Della — Good for you! That would be awesome if the contest were being held in your county. All the best to you and your fiance.

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