“Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh’? So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” Christ, Matthew 19.4-6 (ESV)
For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh. – Genesis 2:24 & Matthew 19:5
As for you, be fruitful and increase in number; multiply on the earth and increase upon it. – Genesis 9:7
First Principle: A man and a woman have an inherent moral freedom to marry, to procreate, and to direct and control the upbringing of their children.
The moral and legal underpinnings of the unalienable right of a man and woman to marry, procreate, and direct the upbringing of their children are embedded in deeply rooted divine, natural, and common law traditions. These timeless moral truths articulate inviolable, objective standards or reference points that all government actions must respect.
For more information on the proper role of government in relation to the unalienable liberties of family, click the following link: Government Actions and the Family.
The following resources are provided for informational use only and are not necessarily endorsed by Salt & Light Global. They should always be examined against Scripture, our primary resource. If you would like to add resources to this list, please contact us.
Books, Articles, & Journals
- “The Political Science of Family Fragmentation“, Lynne Marie Kohm & Rachel K. Toberty
- “The Socialist Attack on the Family”, Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse
- What is Marriage? Man & Woman: A Defense, Sherif Girgis, Ryan T. Anderson, & Robert George