It is very important for those of us who oppose the idea of same-sex “marriage” to do so not because we wish to preserve our version of the American Dream, but because we view marriage as a living, breathing picture of the relationship between Christ and his church (Eph. 5:22ff
), and because we know that God has designed the family in a particular way. While the design of the family promotes human thriving (Gen 1:27-28
), the testimony points people to their only hope in this life and the next. As a result, silence on this issue is not an option.