American Family Association Reminds America, ‘Marriage is the Centerpiece of the Family’

AFA Calls for Return to God-Designed Marriage as the Foundation of Families Across the Nation Through New “By Design” Project

August 12, 2021

TUPELO, Miss. — American Family Association (AFA, has created “By Design” – a project to reintroduce America to the biblical definition of marriage. “By Design” reclaims the truth of marriage and family as defined by God.

According to AFA’s General Counsel Abraham Hamilton III, “Marriage is the centerpiece of family. Our goal is to educate and encourage people to embrace God’s design for marriage and family as the fundamental building block for all of human civilization, and celebrate the life-long union of one man and one woman as the objective institution that produces human flourishing.”

AFA references several startling statistics, such as how marriage reduces the probability of child poverty by 80%, and that children raised in married parent families are two times less likely to drop out of high school. According to research statistics on the “By Design” website, marriage is America’s strongest anti-poverty, anti-crime, pro-health institution.

The hope for “By Design” is to remind the American people that God’s plan is always perfect; He created a flawless design for marriage, and by adhering to and following His Word, human civilization can thrive while celebrating the true purpose of marriage and family.

AFA provides important articles and videos on a variety of topics to help people understand God’s plan for marriage according to Scripture, such as:

  • Home Roles;
  • Family Scheduling;
  • Intentional Parenting;
  • Infertility;
  • Family Apologetics;
  • Blended Families, and more.

For over 40 years, AFA has operated within the mission to inform, equip, and activate individuals to strengthen the moral foundations of American culture and give aid to the church here and abroad in its task of fulfilling the Great Commission.  Founded in 1977, AFA has long been on the front lines of America’s culture war. Today, AFA is one of the largest and most effective pro-family organizations in the country, with nearly a million online supporters and approximately 160,000 subscribers to the AFA Journal, the ministry’s monthly magazine.  Find AFA Action Alerts here.  In addition, AFA owns and operates nearly 180 radio stations across the country under the American Family Radio banner. 

Visit “By Design” here. View the media page for AFA here. For more information on American Family Association, or follow AFA on Facebook or Twitter @AmericanFamAssc.        


To interview American Family Association General Counsel Abraham Hamilton III, or another spokesperson, contact, Beth Harrison, 610.584.1096, ext. 105, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.