This is a comprehensive and well-researched paper that should encourage those working to preserve marriage as an institution that strengthens our society.
Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago
The paper on marriage written by Alan Wisdom titled, "Is Marriage Worth Defending," has been on my own interest-screen since January, 2011. This likeable and readable paper of some note and considerable interest on the subject of traditional marriage, with a section on Gay Marriage, was originally produced in 2009 by Institute on Religion and Democracy as one of its Mt. Nebo papers. The Institute, a conservative think-tank, produces a few papers and offers thoughts, press releases, and talks to groups and the press about religious issues like marriage - the traditional kind.
Surprisingly, as this writer spent some time talking via email and in person with others on the subject of marriage, it came to pass that most were obsessed with the subject of Gay Marriage, and they turned to that as their subject in conversations, ignoring the more traditional kind. This is so even if they themselves were married in a Church, under vows and the part of which offered their relationship as a couple reamains in the eyes of Christ, even in Christ Himself, as well as in their Christian Church.