What is It?
The Sanctity of Design starts with the recognition that God made men and women for a purpose. Each gender provides something necessary and unique for the purpose of marriage and family, as found in Genesis 1:22-24:
So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.
The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.”
That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.
God created the two genders – male and female. For those of a Judeo/Christian background, we were designed that way. But even those who believe we are products of nature, we were nevertheless designed to be male and female by nature. Whether by God’s design or nature’s design, we were created to have two genders. And each gender has important differences. Those differences were important to create the institution of marriage and to procreation.
Our design as human beings means respect for our natural genders. Natural marriage, consisting of one man and one woman, is the only sustainable form of marriage that has arisen in all cultures throughout history. And, by definition, natural marriage does not include synthetic forms of marriage such as homosexual marriage. Regardless of how altruistic a homosexual couple may be, they will never be able to form the kind of natural bonds necessary for a sustainable marriage.
Procreation, as well, is only available naturally from the contribution of both male and female, and a father and mother are the best parents. It is how we were designed. The combination of both masculinity and femininity bring about the best results. Of course, there are times when single parenting is unavoidable. But that is preferable to the overabundance of a single gender, such as two “fathers” or two “mothers”.
We were also designed to retain our gender for the duration of our lives. Modern attempts to change our gender result in incomplete changes in our outward appearance, with no change at all to our genetic makeup. This can cause significant distress for those involved.
Why Is It Important?
Our design makes the natural occurrence of marriage possible. Marriage is the basis for society. The covenant of marriage is a promise to remain with one another so children can be born and raised, with all of the trials and joys that it includes. Our design also makes children possible. The children from our families make future generations of children possible as well. It involves the bringing together of two other families as well. The creation of a single married couple is what makes civilization possible.
The Sanctity of Design makes civilization possible. Conversely, the decline of respect for our design weakens and reduces civilization.
What Else Does It Include?
The Sanctity of Design has several important ramifications:
- The effective raising of children, including all of the love, guidance, and discipline children need, into successful adults who can, in turn, be successful parents for the succeeding generation
- An effective marriage, which involves both husband and wife together exerting themselves to make it work
- A respect for the limits of sexuality to make marriage work. For a marriage to last, sexuality must remain within marriage. Sex before marriage reduces the desire to become married. Sex outside of marriage reduces the desire to remain married.