CFC-FFL Statement on the Sanctity of Marriage
As of July 27, 2017
In view of various societal, secular and radical efforts to redefine the definition of marriage away from God’s original plan, by including legal unions between and among homosexual relationships, and Divorce, we as a community state:
Couples for Christ Foundation for Family and Life (CFC-FFL), a Catholic evangelistic and missionary community, committed to the renewal of the family and the defense of life, adheres faithfully to a set of beliefs and ideals from which flow its Christian attitudes, values and behavior, as well as its programs, teachings and approaches to Christian renewal within the context of family relationships.
WE BELIEVE that God created marriage primarily for love between man and woman, their unity and for the procreation and proper rearing of children.
WE BELIEVE in the sanctity of marriage, as an indissoluble institution as taught by our Lord Jesus Christ (Mt 19:6).
WE BELIEVE that the family, with the father and the mother as the leaders, in practicing the gospel message, shares in the life and mission of the Church—through prayers, evangelization, and service to others, especially the poor.
WE BELIEVE that Christian family renewal can best be achieved by inviting Jesus to be the Lord of our homes, by allowing the power of the Holy Spirit to lead our family lives, and through the full use of all spiritual gifts at our disposal.
WE BELIEVE that efforts to promote homosexual or same-sex unions point to a disordered definition of marriage, and inherently can never be equivalent to and be defined as marriage, because it is contrary to nature. God ordained a union between a man and a woman, for the procreation of children. This complementarity, including sexual difference, draws them together in a mutually loving and indissoluble union that should be always open to the procreation of children. Divorce and same-sex unions contradict the nature and design of marriage.
We look on homosexual persons with respect and compassion. We do not condemn but call them to chaste friendships.
We invite all in unity to a life in Christ Jesus, wholly dedicated to loving God and serving Him. Marriage, although regulated by civil and church laws, originates neither from the church nor the state, but from God. Therefore, neither church nor state can alter the intrinsic definition of marriage, with its indissolubility.