The Truth About Marriage
October 10, 2008
Never before in the history of America has there been such confusion about marriage and the family. The national debates over marriage law, civil unions and gay marriage have impacted you, your people, and your ministries. As a result, important questions and conversations are underway in churches and synagogues throughout our land.
To assist you in addressing these questions, Upholding the Truth is pleased to provide you with resources that offer clear and accurate information pertaining to the historic understanding of marriage as a life long union of a husband and wife.
Marriage and the Public Good is a powerful statement published in 2006 by the Witherspoon Institute at Princeton University. Its ten principles summarize the central issues in the marriage debate. Its message reflects the best of social science research and has been signed by more than seventy leading scholars from many faith traditions. It demonstrates that the marriage debate in America is not merely a matter of personal faith, but it is also a concern for the common good of our civil society.
In the video, leaders from various disciplines lend their voices to explain why the marriage debate is one of the foundational concerns of our day. It is a useful tool for small group discussions, classroom instruction, or simply to share with others.
Both the book and the video can be viewed and downloaded on-line at www.thetruthaboutmarriage.org.
Excerpt from: Letter from Peter A. Lillback, President, Westminster Theological Seminary, www.thetruthaboutmarriage.org