Washington D.C., Jan 10, 2013 / 02:13 am
Defending the sexual complementarity between men and women in marriage is an essential first step in building up a healthy "culture of marriage" as a whole, say the authors of a new book.
"I really do believe that this is a reasonable debate among reasonable people of good will," said Prof. Robert George of Princeton University.
George spoke Dec. 19 at the Catholic Information Center in Washington, D.C. Joining him at the promotional event for their book, "What is Marriage," were co-authors Sherif Girgis and Ryan Anderson.
The speakers explained that while attempts to redefine marriage are based on an understanding of the union as primarily emotional, this is neither the historical nor contemporary definition of the marital union.