Upholding traditional family patterns
Synonyms: Sustaining traditional family patterns
Affirming established marriage customs
Carrying family traditions
Fostering the nobility of marriage and the family
Claim: The well-being of the individual person and of human and Christian society is intimately linked with the healthy condition of that community produced by marriage and family. Hence Christians and all men who hold this community in high esteem sincerely rejoice in the various ways by which men today find help in fostering this community of love and perfecting its life, and by which parents are assisted in their lofty calling. All of these have a very decisive bearing on the continuation of the human race, on the personal development and eternal destiny of the individual members of a family, and on the dignity, stability, peace and prosperity of the family itself and of human society as a whole. (Second Vatican Council. Gaudium et Spes, 1965).
Type Classification: E: Emanations of other strategies