The Marriage Reality Movement Coalition

About Us

The Marriage Reality Movement® is a network of people and coalition of organizations of all faiths and beliefs, concerned about the state of marriage in society, who wish to join a positive and practical effort to rebuild a marriage culture.

This is a not political movement; it’s much more than winning a public policy debate. It is movement of love and mercy seeking to reveal the truth of marriage in ways that all can understand and seek its good in their own lives. An important objective is to end the lies that the state and culture are feeding our children; lies that corrupt their understanding about the reality of marriage, family and sexuality.

How young people understand the truth about sexual intimacy, marriage, and family influences the choices they make in their own lives. The culture is feeding them a steady diet of information that is designed to lead them away from the truth. The Marriage Reality Movement first and foremost seeks to “reintroduce” marriage at all levels of society, starting from the beginning.

Leaders, Organizations and Ministries Endorse Uniting Strategic Objectives for Rebuilding a Marriage Culture

Restoring a marriage culture will not result from the work of any single strategy, program or organization but of many people and organizations contributing their expertise, experience and creativity in pursuit of this common objective through their own mission.

Expressing and keeping in mind what we are for, not against, is critical and we, the undersigned, endorse the three uniting principles and objectives of the Marriage Reality Coalition based on the rights of children to be raised in a family with their mother and father united in marriage. We will not rest until the sole institution that particularly unites children with their mothers and fathers once again becomes a privileged civil institution, and is promoted by every law, every curriculum and every institution.

The Three Uniting Strategic Objectives

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Charter Members of the Marriage Reality Movement® Coalition

  • Human Life International: HLI’s pro-life and pro-family missionaries work in more than 80 countries worldwide.
  • Catholic Daughters of America: Promoting justice, equality, and advancement of human rights and dignity with faith and love.
  • Family Life International New Zeland: Dedicated to educating, advocating and carrying out practical work in support of life, faith and family.
  • Apostolate for Family Consecration: Supports parents in passing on the faith to their children with Holy Family Fests, retreats, and resources.
  • Respect4U: Coleen Kelly Mast and RESPECT4U develop family-based chastity programs reinforcing the science and faith behind marriage.
  • Witness to Love: An international, virtues-based, Catechumenate model of marriage renewal, Evangelization and preparation.
  • Online, on-demand instruction rooted in TOB; personalized mentoring; builds strong, healthy, Christ-centered marriage.
  • Agape Catholic Ministries: Building strong Christ-centered families – marriage preparation; infant baptismal preparation; Quinceañeras preparation; marriage enrichement.
  • Couple to Couple League: Building joyful marriages by teaching Natural Family Planning, couple to couple.
  • Family Honor: Providing and promoting a family-centered Catholic approach to chastity education.
  • The Catholic’s Divorce Survival Guide: Ministering to the emotional and spiritual needs of the separated and divorced.
  • Rose Sweet – Inspirational Speaker, Trainer, Author: Relationships THRIVE when we infuse them with the graces that flow from our religion.
  • Mary’s AdvocatesReducing unilateral no-fault divorce, and supporting those who are unjustly abandoned.
  • Educational Guidedance Institute: Teaching truth, goodness and beauty through classic movies to the rising generation.
  • Knights of Columbus Council 1292, Holy Rosary Chapel/St. Isabella, San Rafael, Calif. In service to One. In service to All.
  • Knights of Columbus Assembly 83, Mission San Rafael, Novato, Calif. Stepping beyond our own lives, how we lead our families into serving our fellow man.
  • Trinity Stores: Providers of sacred art and icons to support prayer and devotion.
  • Catholics for the Common Good InstituteApostolate for evangelization of culture and sponsor of the Marriage Reality Movement.

The Three Uniting Strategic Objectives of the Marriage Reality Movement®

We pledge to:

  1. Defend and promote the human right of the child “to be conceived, carried in the womb, brought into the world and brought up within marriage: it is through the secure and recognized relationship to his own parents that the child can discover his own identity and achieve his own proper human development.”1
  2. Defend and promote the human right of young people to have “freedom in seeking and knowing the truth”2 about love, sexuality, marriage and family. Young people cannot seek and discover the truth if it is hidden from them by school curricula and popular culture.
  3. Evaluate every law, institution and curriculum by how well it promotes men and woman marrying before having children, supports young people developing relationships that lead to marriage and supports men and women in their marriages.3

1  Donum Vitae A1. Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, 1987
​​2   Centesimus Annus, Encyclical Letter by St. John Paul II, 1991
3   See  CCC §2202, 2209, 2210; Familiaris Consortio 44