Alaska Leads the Charge - Taking a Stand for Marriage Fidelity

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Governor Frank Murkowski became the first to sign the historic Marriage Fidelity Day Proclamation last week, marking Sept. 15 as a day for Alaskans to celebrate faithfulness to their marriage vows and to raise awareness of the risks of infidelity and the havoc it wreaks on families and society.

Marriage Fidelity Day is the brain child of Penny Tupy, founder and director of SYMC (Save Your Marriage Central) Global Village, Inc. a not for profit, volunteer, organization which advocates for marriage worldwide. Infidelity affects more than sixty percent of the marriages in the US with the number of women having affairs increasing drastically.

“I want to do for affairs what MADD did for drinking and driving,” says Tupy. “The goal for Marriage Fidelity Day is to create a public shift where remaining faithful and monogamous becomes cool, and cheating is socially unacceptable. We address that by taking a multi faceted approach. We celebrate those who have remained faithful as well as those who have strayed and returned to the marriage, doing the very hard work of recovery. We take the position that an affair is not a love story, it’s a tragedy. We are working to raise awareness of the risk factors for having an affair and how to avoid them.”

Marriage Fidelity Day kicked off in 2004 with the drive to get the Proclamation in front of each governor in the US. Governor Murkowksi became the first state governor to sign the document and more are expected to follow in the coming week. The initiative will continue into 2005 with an added focus on activities and events around the nation. SYMC’s web site provides an extensive listing of event and activity suggestions and actively seeks partnering organizations around the country.

To view the official Marriage Fidelity Day Proclamation for the state of Alaska visit For more information about SYMC or Marriage Fidelity Day visit the site at or contact Penny Tupy at 651.775.8302

About SYMC:

SYMC is a multi-faceted organization which specializes in helping marriages overcome infidelity. The stated goal is to, “Change the face of how marriages are healed worldwide.” Services and projects include professional coaching for marriages in crisis, a School of Coaching, packages of support services for clients, grassroots activism such as Marriage Fidelity Day, and a global network of Volunteers known as the Village. SYMC was started in 2002 by Penny Tupy and has grown from a simple coaching practice to a worldwide presence.


Penny R. Tupy

Founder and Director SYMC


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