IssuesCreating a Future of Progress, Growth, and Stability

Almost nothing can benefit society the way marriage does. As a culture, we must firmly stand against attempts to redefine marriage—to make marriage something that it’s not. We need to work together to rebuild a healthy marriage culture where our future respects and defends its natural foundation: the family.

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The Beauty of Marriage

A culture that is inspired by the marriages of others will understand its beauty. Read these stories of other marriages, and share your own.

The Value of Marriage

Marriage not only protects the most vulnerable, but it’s the most effective anti-poverty and crime reduction program in society.

The Truth of Marriage

Myths about marriage hurt relationships and discredit the good marriage does in society.

At A Glance

The State of Marriage

Over 43%

of children

are born into unmarried households

220,000

fewer people

getting married now than a decade ago, even though the population has increased

20 Million

children live

in single-parent homes, often a predictor that they will grow up in poverty and experience turmoil that results in lasting damage

Strong and healthy marriages produce upstanding citizens, improve the economy, and lead to greater happiness. This creates a better future for all of us. That's why Alliance Defending Freedom is working to rebuild and strengthen marriages. After all, more married moms and dads are the future.

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Marriage Is Our Future

Marriage ensures that more children are raised in a loving, stable home by both their mother and father—something that every child instinctively needs and deserves. Marriage is our children’s best hope for the future. That’s why Alliance Defending Freedom remains committed to promoting the truth that marriage is the lifelong union of one man and one woman.

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