Rebecca Hagelin

Dr. James Dobson, the host of the new radio show, Family Talk (on whose board I am honored to serve), is the nation’s foremost advocate on behalf of marriage. He has counseled and blessed literally millions of moms, dads and children over the years as the former leader of Focus on the Family, an international ministry that he founded years ago. He has seen the devastation that comes to individuals – especially children – when selfish desires and inferior substitutes try to take the place of a sound home life. In a recent letter to the supporters of FamilyTalk, Dr. Dobson pointed out that in a survey conducted in May of this year, Public Opinion Strategies (POS), a nationally recognized research organization, “found that 62 percent of Americans agreed with the statement, ‘I believe marriage should be defined only as the union of one man and one woman.’ Only 35 percent disagreed. Other developments validate these findings. Voters in thirty-one states have participated in statewide elections for the purpose of defining marriage. All 31 of them, without exception, have defined it exclusively as being between one man and one woman.”

The social science data confirms our national common sense. The research overwhelmingly reveals that it is within the intact family unit composed of a married man and woman that children, men and women are all better off financially, emotionally, educationally and psychological than in any other family structure.

Dr. Dobson summarizes the truth of marriage best:

“Marriage represents the very foundation of human social order. Everything of value sits on that base. Institutions, governments, religious fervor and the welfare of children are all dependent on its stability. When it is weakened or undermined, the entire superstructure begins to wobble. Admittedly, there have been periods in history where homosexuality has flourished, such as in the biblical cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, in Ancient Greece and in the Roman Empire. None of these civilizations survived.”

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Rebecca Hagelin

Rebecca Hagelin is a public speaker on the family and culture and the author of the new best seller, 30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family.
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