Sanctity of Marriage and Family

"I will uphold the sanctity of marriage and of family life."

Family [NOUN]

Not clan, not household; traditional nuclear family -> expanded, blended family. Broken families?

Includes members of the "household of faith"? Includes God?

Marriage [NOUN]

Marriage - Genesis 2:18-25; divorce - Matthew 5:31-32

Sanctity [NOUN]

Consecrated to sacred purposes, held inviolable.

Uphold [VERB]

Protect and promote. Commitment: make a decision and stick tenaciously to it in order to overcome tempation.

Scope: Personal, only focussing outward after ensuring inward success. Not global: no save-the-world focus, except when called.


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