Family & Marriage – Marriage is good!
Since 1989, Family Institute of Connecticut has worked to promote healthy marriages as the best, most effective way to grow a stable society in Connecticut. Our members strive for a culture that makes it easy for families to stay together and flourish, children to grow into contributing members of society, and reduced necessity for government involvement.  We are proudly associated with Focus on the Family.

Highlights of our work in this area include co-sponsoring healthy marriage and family talks across Connecticut including defeating every effort initiated by the Connecticut Legislature to change the traditional definition of marriage, and helping to initiate a 2008 task force to study the causes of fatherlessness in Connecticut. Working with all people of good will, including legislators who disagreed with us on other fundamental issues, we passed SB266, the task force studying the root causes of fatherlessness in our state, thanks to all our members who called their state legislators and testimony by Peter Wolfgang, executive director of the Family Institute of Connecticut.

In our work to renew society by strengthening families, Family Institute of Connecticut seeks to reverse the decline of marriage, specifically by encouraging research and education about marriage, and implementing some recommendations made by the National Marriage Project.

Studies by the National Marriage Project and others illustrate what we’ve known to be true . . that children do best when raised by their mom and dad in a low-conflict marriage. Specifically, as our culture has abandoned marriage, through divorce, sexual promiscuity and co-habitation, the percentage of women and children living in poverty has increased. Marriage is a pro-woman, pro-family, pro-child institution that deserves special attention and protection in all aspects of civic and public life. Family Institute of Connecticut is working to expand the discussion in Connecticut by continuing to work with all people of good will to improve the status of marriage in our state.

Strengthen Your Own Marriage:
Marriage Savers is a Proven Way to Increase the Success of Marriage, Reduce Divorce Rates, and Provide a Better Environment for Children to Thrive.

Societal Benefits of Marriage:
The National Marriage Project publishes reports on a number of topics pertaining to marriage. Through these reports, NMP seeks to provide accurate information and analysis regarding marriage to journalists, policy makers, religious leaders, and the general public—especially young adults.