Have you ever had a family tradition in your life for a long time but never fully understood the reason for it? If you are of a particular ethnicity, you may have neighbours that do not understand why you eat what you eat. Do you understand why you eat what you eat?
In our Canadian society, marriage can be life-long or for a season, legalized or common-law, same-sex or heterosexual, with one spouse or a succession of spouses. Why is Willingdon committed to its particular definition of marriage? Our Willingdon Human Sexuality Paper reads, “Marriage is an exclusive, covenant relationship for life between one man and one woman…” I think you would agree that this definition of marriage is a hotly contested issue in our society. Where did our definition come from?