HUMAN SEXUALITY

"Marriage, the context for the full expression of human sexuality"

HUMAN SEXUALITY

"Marriage, the context for the full expression of human sexuality"

HUMAN SEXUALITY

"Marriage, the context for the full expression of human sexuality"

Human Sexuality

The Family Foundation believes the context for the full expression of human sexuality is within the bonds of marriage, between one man and one woman. Upholding this standard of sexual behavior would help to reverse many of the destructive aspects of the sexual revolution, including sexually transmitted disease rates of epidemic proportion, high out-of-wedlock birth rates, adultery, and homosexuality.

In accordance with this position, the best sexuality education embraces sexual abstinence outside of marriage. The abstinence-until-marriage approach promotes optimal physical and psycho-social outcomes for youth and young adults. The Family Foundation maintains that contraceptive-based or comprehensive sex education is destructive, providing mixed risk messaging and an overly narrow focus on physical health alone.

The Family Foundation does not consider homosexuality, bi-sexuality, and transgenderism as healthy alternative lifestyles or sexual “preferences.”  Conduct associated with such lifestyles is harmful to the persons who engage in it and to society at large, and it can never be affirmed. It is, by definition, unnatural and, as such, is associated with negative physical and psychological health effects.

While the origins of same-sex attractions may be complex, there is no convincing evidence that a homosexual identity is ever something genetic or inborn. We oppose the vigorous efforts of homosexual activists to demand that homosexuality be accepted as equivalent to heterosexuality in law, in the media, and in schools. While states may be free to create civil unions, attempts to join two men or two women in “marriage” constitute a radical redefinition and falsification of the institution. The Family Foundation disagrees with the U.S. Supreme Court’s wrong and activist decision in Obergefell, purporting to find a constitutional right to same-sex marriage.

Sympathy must be extended to those who struggle with unwanted same-sex attractions, and every effort should be made to assist such persons to overcome those attractions, as many already have.

Sex Education

The Family Foundation supports healthy marriage and family formation education to youth in conjunction with abstinence-until-marriage education, where marriage between one man and woman is promoted as the expected context for sexual behaviors and as the best family structure for raising children.

Risk avoidance or abstinence messaging serves as the best primary prevention approach for those who both have and have not been sexually active outside of marriage.  This public health approach promotes the optimal reproductive health, sexual health, and psycho-social and societal outcomes.  Abstinence education mutually reinforces the risk avoidance message given to youth regarding drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and violence.

Based upon sound behavioral theory, abstinence-focused education provides the skills necessary to avoid sexual activity, build character, and develop healthy relationships. Well-developed abstinence-until-marriage curricula should be accurate, age-appropriate, and promote a positive view of sexuality in the appropriate context of marriage.

Both health care providers and parents should reinforce the fact that abstinence before marriage and fidelity within marriage are the most effective method of preventing sexually transmitted diseases, out-of-wedlock pregnancies, and negative outcomes associated with premarital and extramarital sex. Equally important, such an approach prepares both men and women for the best sex within marriage.

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