Defining the Family

The three great institutions created by God are the family, civil government, and the Church. The first institution to be established was the family, perhaps because of its importance in God’s plan for human development and relationships. In the book of Genesis, chapter 2, God created Woman for Man and established the foundation for the family’s design when he declared, “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” (Gen 2:24, NKJV)

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United States Supreme Court Defies God on Marriage

The United States Supreme Court has, in an immensely tragic decision, struck down as unconstitutional parts of the Defense of Marriage Act, namely the section that provides Continue Reading →

New Poll Reveals 70% of Millennials Support So-Called “Gay Marriage”

Today’s young people have little to no desire to adopt and embrace the faith of their parents. As a result, many of these same young people are Continue Reading →

Cohabitation Replacing Marriage as First “Living Together” Experience for Women

As unmarried cohabitation continues to increase in the United States, marriage is less likely to be the first living together experience for women, according to new data Continue Reading →


Columnist Predicts “War on Religion”

Syndicated columnist and political commentator Charles Krauthammer says the gay marriage case before the Supreme Court could be the first step to an “assault on religion.” Krauthammer Continue Reading →


RNC Chair Sending Dangerous Signals about Same Sex Marriage

The GOP platform leaves no doubt about its absolute opposition to same-sex marriage, but Republican National Chairman Reince Priebus says the party needs to welcome those with other views on a combustible issue that is being considered by the Supreme Court. Priebus told reporters “I don’t believe we… Continue Reading →


Republican U.S. Senator Flips on Same Sex ‘Marriage’

Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman is now supporting gay ‘marriage’ and says his reversal on the issue began when he learned one of his sons is gay. Ohio’s junior senator disclosed his change of heart in interviews with several Ohio newspapers. In an op-ed published Friday in The Columbus Dispatch, he said the decision… Continue Reading →


March for Marriage to Coincide with Supreme Court Hearing on Marriage

On March 26, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case that will determine how marriage is to be defined.  A separate case concerning the Continue Reading →


Department of Justice Tells Supreme Court to Strike Defense of Marriage Act

michiexile / / CC BY-NC-SA The U.S. Department of Justice filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court arguing that a federal law defining marriage as Continue Reading →


Obama May Try to Sway Supreme Court on California Same Sex Marriage Ban

The Obama administration is considering stepping in to urge the Supreme Court to overturn California’s ban on same-sex marriage, in an effort to placate homosexual activists. On March Continue Reading →


Panetta Grants Special Benefits for Gays in Military

Outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has unilaterally issued a directive stating that the U.S. military will now extend certain benefits to unmarried domestic partners that were Continue Reading →


Studies Confirm Importance of Intact Traditional Families

A pair of studies by a family advocacy group finds that children raised by their married, biological mother and father have better lives and rely less on government programs. The studies measured the number of children being raised by their married parents in the U.S. and correlated those statistics with dependence on government social programs like food stamps and welfare. Continue Reading →


National Marriage Week

National Marriage Week is February 7th.  Why set aside a week to honor marriage? Because experts say marriage works. It makes people happier, live longer, and build Continue Reading →


Children of Divorce Less Religious in Adult Life

Children of divorce are less religious in their adult years than their counterparts from intact families, according to a new report from the Institute for American Values. Continue Reading →


Liberal Religious Leaders Supporting Gay Marriage

A letter signed by over 250 pastors and rabbis in Illinois says they are in support of a bill to allow gay marriage that will most likely Continue Reading →


National Leaders Ignoring Marriage

A new report from the National Marriage Project and the Center for Marriage and Families says national leaders need to start focusing on ways to stem the Continue Reading →