Monday, June 22, 2009
President Obama's PSA and the Next One
posted by Michele Olson
Hopefully, you had a wonderful Father's day celebration either being "the Dad" or honoring a Dad.
The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC), Fatherhood.gov, is very proud to announce that President Obama has done some public service announcements about the importance of fatherhood. If you are going to get a spokesperson, getting the President of the United States is pretty good way to go. Visit the website to view the PSA's.
He talks about the importance of spending time with your kids and doing the day to day things that do mean so much over time.
Now, who would like to ask the President and First Lady Michelle if they are willing to do the same for marriage? Wouldn't you like to see them together talking about the importance of valuing your marriage no matter how busy you are? What if they would encourage people to work on their communication and conflict resolution skills by taking a workshop or class?
Maybe the script would be something like this:
President Obama: Hi, my wife Michelle and I realize the importance of nurturing and valuing our marriage, no matter what the day holds. I have busy days just like you do. Whether it's a press conference in Cairo in the morning, a signing a bill from Congress in the afternoon, Michelle and I always make the time to have dinner together.
Michelle: Conflict resolution doesn't have to involve Afghanistan or North Korea, it can also take place right in your own Lincoln bedroom, if you have the right skills. Why not take the time to attend a marriage workshop or class? That way when you start getting hassled by your house staff or the secret service is bugging you, you can talk about it and be on the same page as a couple.
Well...maybe the script wouldn't go quite like that, but you get the idea.
What famous couple would you like to see on public service announcements promoting marriage?