Marriage & Family

We believe, and the science and history confirm, marriage and the nuclear family is the most significant relationship and institution in existence.

Life-long, heterosexual, monogamous marriages provide unique benefits to children, families, and society that cannot be matched by any other relationship. As a result, we believe marriage and family should always be defined as a union of one man and one woman and that marriage and family must be promoted and preferred above other relationships and institutions while recognizing the right of individuals to live freely outside the institution of marriage.

‘So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man … Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.’ The Bible, Genesis 2:21-24 (ESV)