Marriage is the foundation of society. Stable societies rely on marriage, between a man and a woman, to provide the nurturing of the next generation. It is Christianity that provides the basis for the principle of marriage and commitment.
British anthropologist J D Unwin said in 1934 that NO society that has moved away from the tradition of endorsing heterosexual relationships and marriage has prospered.
His studied the sexual behaviors of 86 cultures through 5,000 years of history and published his findings in a book titled The Sexual and Economic Foundations of a New Society.
J D Unwin found that nations that valued traditional marriage and sexual abstinence were creative and flourished. He described this as "cultural energy" that can only be maintained when sexual activities remain restricted within marriage.
Marriage was originally designed by God. In Genesis Ch 2, God laid out His original design for marriage. Verse 24 says "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh."
The plan for marriage and sexual faithfulness was reinforced by Jesus in the gospel of Matthew, both in the Sermon on the Mount in Chapter 5 and later in Matthew 19 when he spoke of marriage and divorce.
The tabs on the left highlight both the Christian perspective on marriage as well as articles and evidence showing that marriage, between a man and a woman for life, is vital for the well-being of society.