Take Back Marriage for Our Children and Families!

Take the reality of marriage back from a culture that has forgotten its meaning.

About Us

The Marriage Reality Movement® is a network of people and coalition of organizations of all faiths and beliefs, concerned about the state of marriage in society, who wish to join a positive and practical effort to rebuild a marriage culture.

This is a not political movement; it’s much more than winning a public policy debate. It is movement of love and mercy seeking to reveal the truth of marriage in ways that all can understand and seek its good in their own lives. An important objective is to end the lies that the state and culture are feeding our children; lies that corrupt their understanding about the reality of marriage, family and sexuality.

How young people understand the truth about sexual intimacy, marriage, and family influences the choices they make in their own lives. The culture is feeding them a steady diet of information that is designed to lead them away from the truth. The Marriage Reality Movement first and foremost seeks to “reintroduce” marriage at all levels of society, starting from the beginning.

Sponsored by: Catholics for the Common Good Institute, an apostolate for evangelization of culture, a 501c3

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Mission

Promote the centrality and integrity of marriage for children and society specifically by:

  1. Boldly reintroducing marriage to society as the institution that not only unites a man and woman with each other but with ANY children born from their union (the totality and fullness of marriage).
  2. Seeking the recognition by the state of the reality of marriage that creates the only civil institution that unites children with their mother and father.
  3. Standing with the right of children, as far as possible, to be raised in a family with their own mother and father united in marriage.
  4. Raising public consciousness of the injustice and human rights violation of conceiving children with the intention of depriving them of knowing and loving their mother, father or both (as in the case of donor conception).
Married Hispanic Man and Woman with their children and grandparents

Guiding Objectives

​Having CLEAR OBJECTIVES and GUIDING PRINCIPLES is critical and unites us in a common pursuit to:

  1. Defend and promote the human right of the child "to be conceived, carried in the womb, brought into the world and brought up within marriage: it is through the secure and recognized relationship to his own parents that the child can discover his own identity and achieve his own proper human development.”1

  2. Defend and promote the human right of young people to have “freedom in seeking and knowing the truth”2 about love, marriage, family and sexuality. Young people cannot seek and discover the truth if it is hidden from them by school curricula and popular culture.

  3. Evaluate every law, institution and curriculum by how well it promotes men and women marrying before having children, supports young people developing relationships that lead to marriage and supports men and women in their marriages.3


Marriage Reality Movement members 

  • Focus on what we are for, not what we are against.
  • Recognize that marriage is a universal reality, integral to God’s plan for creation, but not dependent on belief in God. 
  • Think globally, but act locally by staying informed and learning new techniques for thinking about and revealing the truth and beauty about marriage that anyone can understand.
  • Share insights with family and friends, and distribute messages and information using social media and by forwarding emails.
  • Use Marriage Reality Movement formation materials in study groups, and distribute literature and educational material that reveal the truth about the reality of marriage.

Some even make presentations in the community to alert people of the crisis of the breakdown of marriage that is touching every family. Today, every child is at risk.


​​​Notes

1  Donum Vitae II A1. Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. 1987
​​2  Centesimus Annus, Encyclical Letter by St John Paul II, 1991
3  See Familiaris Consortio 44;CCC §2202

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Take Back Marriage

Take back marriage from whom?

A culture that has forgotten the meaning of marriage.

Take back marriage for whom?

Our children and grandchildren and all young people who are being taught a corrupted understanding of what marriage is. Research shows it influences the choices they make about marriage and family in their lives. Who wants their children to grow up to be single parents or their grandchildren deprived of married mothers and fathers?

For women under 30 more than half of children are born outside of marriage. Less than half of children in the US are living in families with their moms and dads united in marriage.

Confusion has led to court decisions and statutory changes that make it an act of discrimination to promote the unique value of men and women marrying before having children.

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