The Holiness of God-Instituted Marriage at Core of One of Eight Timothy Plan Biblical Screens
For 25 Years, Timothy Plan Has Been Committed to the Tenet That Not One Penny Will be Invested with Any Company That Violates Screens
February 12, 2020
Besides financial decisions like these, and the money-related and faith-focused decisions that go into marriage at any age, Timothy Plan biblically responsible family of mutual funds and ETFs helps the faithful know exactly where their money is being invested.
Marriage/lifestyle makes up one of eight Timothy Plan biblical screens, which consist of five cultural screens and three social screens with multiple subcategories. Companies with one or more violations are removed as an investment option.
Through its unique biblical screening process, Timothy Plan informs Christian investors whether their God-given resources are being invested in companies that have agendas contrary to the teachings of Scripture or that are actively participating in activities that may prove destructive to communities-at-large.
“Marriage is holy—instituted by God,” said Timothy Plan founder Art Ally. “Our screen filters to recognize companies that affirm the marriage covenant, a sacred bond between a man and a woman instituted by and publicly entered into before God. Conversely, our filter also calls attention to companies that do not uphold biblical marriage as a pillar of society. Christians should be able to make an informed decision about where their God-given resources are being invested.”
In 1994, Ally pioneered the first pro-life, pro-family screening standard. Timothy Plan’s commitment is first to the Lord, and it will not invest a single penny into any company violating their screens, which were created based on the following core beliefs:
We believe our bodies and the lives we lead are gifts from our Creator. A healthy biblical lifestyle is a life free from addiction, participation in activities posing potential harm to ourselves or others, and sexual impropriety. Alternatively, a healthy biblical lifestyle protects the sanctity of marriage and sexuality, promotes care of our bodies, assists those who struggle with substance abuse, and strives to promote social justice and equality for our most vulnerable.
We understand the screens we choose to focus on may not appeal to everyone. And some may even find them controversial. All of our screens are based on how scripture instructs us to live. Our purpose is not to judge the person, but to avoid the actions that cause His people to stumble. Our hope is that no matter your views, one can respect our desire to please the Lord in all we do and say.
An intricate screening process provided by eVALUEator Services LLC has been an essential tool to ensure Timothy Plan funds remain biblically responsible. eVALUEator imports information from numerous sources of market data and continuously cross checks the holdings against available research. Other investment firms also use eVALUEator to help screen their investments, as well as several foundations.
Additional Timothy Plan screens include: life/abortion, purity/pornography, family/entertainment, liberty/rights, stewardship/gambling, longevity/tobacco and sobriety/alcohol.
Regarding the marriage screen, Timothy Plan also pointed to the regular Weekend to Remember marriage retreats hosted by FamilyLife. These weekend gatherings in 93 locations across the U.S. have been attended by over 1.5 million couples, as they seek to grow together through every age and stage of life. According to FamilyLife, “the happiest couples are those who commit to learning skills that help them weather difficult seasons and deal confidently with relationship challenges.” Learn more here.
Before investing in any fund, consider the fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses. Contact your financial professional, call 1-800-846-7526, or visit timothyplan.com for a prospectus containing this and other important information. Please read it carefully. Mutual funds distributed by Timothy Partners, Ltd., member FINRA. ETFs distributed by Foreside Fund Services, LLC, MEMBER FINRA and SIPC. Timothy Partners, Ltd. is not affiliated with Foreside Fund Services, LLC.
To interview Timothy Plan founder and president Art Ally, contact Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, Patrick Benner, 610.584.1096, ext. 104, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.