We promote marriage as central to healthy families and communities, and challenge policies that dilute and dismantle it.

Marriage – the union between one man and one woman – is God’s building block for society. From it stems family, community.

Marriage precedes both state and government – and even the Church. Marriage is defined in Genesis 2:23-24:

“The man said, ‘This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called “woman”, for she was taken out of man.’
That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.”

Marriage was always God’s plan for society, to pattern the relationship between Jesus Christ, the bridegroom and his bride, the Church. We believe that this is God’s definition of marriage – and humans can’t change it.

For thousands of years, the union of one man and one woman has been the bedrock of stable societies all across the world, standing the test of time. Although the state does not ‘own’ the institution of marriage, for centuries it has recognised and encouraged it, supporting families to bring up children within this context.

Although the government has a responsibility to resolve matters of inheritance and intervene in abuse, it must also respect its boundaries as an institution created by God. It is not for anyone to redefine marriage.

Yet this is what has happened in recent years. Same-sex marriage, polyamory, civil partnerships and cohabitation are all parodies of marriage. Ultimately, they go against God’s plan of a one-man-one-woman union and are harmful for society. Not only do they damage the people involved by going against God’s plan, but also any children that are part of those families; academic studies consistently show that adults, children and the wider community all prosper because of one-man-one-woman marriage.

Similarly, unwarranted divorce (including no-fault divorce) makes a mockery of marriage, reducing it to a simple agreement that can be dissolved at the behest of one party, even if the other is unwilling.

Christian Concern seeks to promote a proper understanding of the definition of marriage as created by God. We seek not only to turn back damaging legal changes that redefine God’s plan for marriage, but also to support strong families, recognising their place in society and showing how a Christian understanding of marriage gives the best context for children to be raised.


Key articles

Gramsci, cultural Marxism and the cost of dismantling the natural family

No surprise – marriage is still best for society

UK ‘world leader’ in family breakdown

No-fault divorce plans rushed through while weddings remain illegal

New ‘co-parenting’ trend lacks the love of a faithful marriage

Truth isn’t always politically correct

New evidence confirms same-sex parenting assessment

Is it true that Jesus said nothing about homosexuality?

Key cases

Richard Page

The Bodnarius


Gospel Issues, Tony Rucinski: Should the government support marriage?


Same-Sex Parenting Research: A Critical Assessment

The Marriage Files

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