Getting the Marriage Conversation Right- TABLE OF CONTENTS

a guide for effective dialogue

Getting the marriage conversation right, a guide for effective dialogue about same-sex or gay marriage
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Part 1
Rebuilding a Marriage Culture..........................................................1

  • Searching for clearer ways to communicate
  • Reality-based thinking
  • Formation for evangelization of culture
  • Faith and Action Circles

Part 2
Public Policy:
The Civil Recognition of Marriage...................................................13

  • What is Marriage?
  • Explaining the reality of marriage
  • What is “same-sex marriage”?

Part 3
Reversing the Breakdown of Marriage
that is Touching Almost Every Family.............................................21

  • A concern for every parent
  • “One of the great social tragedies”
  • An imperative of social justice

Part 4
Questions to Pose and Ponder about the
Rights of Children...................................................................................27

Part 5
Avoiding Common Traps that Hinder Communications for
Advocating Public Policy about Marriage and Family.............................33

Part 6
Frequently Asked Questions about Redefining
Marriage and Related Issues.................................................................43

  • Getting Off on the Right Foot Q-1—Q-7...................................43
  • Time for Capitulation and
    Ending the Culture War? Q-8—10............................................47
  • Alternative Families, Gay Parenting, and
    Procreation Q-11—Q-18..........................................................50
  • What Difference Would It Make
  • to Your Marriage? Q-19—Q-20................................................53
  • Civil Marriage vs.
    Religious Marriage Q-21—Q-22...............................................55
  • Church and State, Fundamental Right to Marry,
    and Interracial Marriage Q-23—Q-26.......................................56
  • Adoption Q-27—Q-28..............................................................59
  • Love, Sexuality and
    Discrimination Q-29—Q-32......................................................60
  • Conflict with Freedom of Conscience /
  • Religious Expression Q-33— Q-34.........................................62
  • Marriage AND
    Procreation / Infertility Q-35—Q-36.........................................64
  • Economics Q-37—Q-39..........................................................65
  • Civil Unions and Domestic Partnerships Q-40—Q-41...............67

Appendix:
Quick Facts about the Breakdown of Marriage and Family.................69

 


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