November 29, 2006 (Today’s Family News) – The House of Commons will soon be voting on the issue of marriage in Canada. Your input is so important! Please contact your Member of Parliament as soon as possible and ask them to support the one-man, one-woman definition of marriage.

I know that many of you have contacted your MP before and some of you are frustrated that it doesn’t seem to make a difference. I certainly understand your frustration, but would urge you to contact your MP again. Whether the vote is favourable or not, may it not be said that God’s people were silent when such a critical issue was before our lawmakers. Please stand with us and voice your support for God’s truth about marriage. Our website provides resources on the issue and contact information for your MP. Visit Focusonthefamily.ca and click Protect Marriage 2006.

We know from the Scriptures that marriage between a man and a woman is clearly God’s plan: “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh” (Genesis 2:24 NIV). Jesus later reaffirmed this plan and added a warning that still applies today: “Therefore what God has joined together let no one separate” (Mark 10:9). Whether it is history or the social and physical sciences, God’s creation clearly reveals that traditional marriage benefits the husband and wife, their children and the communities in which they live. If we know this to be true, we need to let those who represent us know that we want God’s best for our nation and our children.

We at Focus on the Family Canada are committed to strengthening marriages and families across Canada. Thank you for standing with us.

Terence Rolston President Focus on the Family Canada

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