In a world that prioritizes individual desire and instant sexual gratification over life-long commitment, celebrating the beauty and inherent goodness of Biblical marriage has never been more important. Wednesday began National Marriage Week, the annual celebration of marriage and the perfect occasion to discuss why marriage matters.
MFI recognizes the union of one man and one woman as marriage and steadfastly maintains that no other relationship is legitimately a marriage. MFI also stands firm in the belief that marriage is to be a life-long commitment and that sexual intimacy should be confined within its bonds. And MFI upholds the virtue and value of the natural two-parent, marriage-based family as the fundamental foundation of both society and civilization.
As God designed it to be, marriage is good, and the influence it has on society as a whole is a reflection of that. Research continues to show that married men and women live longer, healthier, and happier lives. On virtually every measure of health and well-being, married people are better off than otherwise similar singles or cohabitating adults. Social science has also continuously upheld a married mother and father as the optimal environment in which to raise children.
At the end of the day, the health of our culture, its citizens, and their children is intimately linked to the health and well-being of the institution of marriage. In the week leading up to Valentine’s Day, we invite you to join us in celebrating marriage between one man and one woman, for a lifetime.
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