Family & Marriage – Marriage is good!
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.