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DEFENDING OUR FATHERS HOUSE (DOFH) recognizes that marriage unites a man and a woman with each other and any children born from their union. 

Children have a fundamental, natural right to know and be cared for by mother and father, as far as is possible. This right, by virtue of children’s vulnerability, dependency, and unique needs for survival and success, requires institutional safeguards that optimally protect the relationships of mother and father to each other and to their child(ren) so that they may best serve those needs and thrive as a family.

We invite you to join us in defending institutional marriage, children, spouses, and parents by first educating yourself, family members, and others about the issues concerning marriage. Strong, healthy marriages provide the vital foundation for families, neighborhoods, communities and nations. We ask you to invest your unique gifts, time and resources with us and other marriage advocates to establish the legal and institutional integrity of marriage, parenthood, and family life.

Please tell us how you would like to join this effort to defend marriage, family, and children.

American Women Are Having Fewer Children Than They’d Like

Forecasts show many millennial women won’t fulfill their wishes on family size, and the biggest fertility declines are in Western states.   By Lyman Stone   Feb. 13, 2018 America’s fertility is in precipitous decline. Our team of forecasters at Demographic Intelligence projects 3.84 million births in 2017, down from about 3.95 million in 2016. …

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Restoring Marriage & Family Life In Metro Detroit

Making It Happen  By Dr. Michael T. Ross   Motown, Murder town Capital of the United States, remains the most violent city in the land of the free and the home of the brave. How sad this is for our Great Lakes’ largest city still by far despite an accelerated loss of more than half her …

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DINNER FOR TWO (or More)

DINNER FOR TWO (or More) Building Michigan’s Mission Field for Love   FRIDAY, JUNE 10, at 6:30 PM Please RSVP or order tickets no later than June 7.   Pasquales 31555 Woodward Ave Royal Oak, MI 48073 pasqualesrestaurant.com   Buffet dinner includes a choice of two entrees plus several pastas, bread, salad, and refreshments. We ask …

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ANALYSIS: Strong Families, Strong Society

Studies Confirm Importance of Marriage Rome,  November 08, 2015  (ZENIT.org)  Father John Flynn That healthy family life plays a vital role in the well-being of society is well established. A recent study provides ample detail regarding the economic impact of families. “Strong Families, Prosperous States: Do Healthy Families Affect the Wealth of State?” was a joint project …

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Restoring Marriage and Family Life 2015-2016

It’s November 2015. In 2016, Michigan’s largest congregation, nearly two million, gathers in Detroit for its 11th General Synod, the first such meeting since 1969―almost half a century ago. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas last year, the Catholic Church in Michigan declared 2015 The Year of Marriage. That’s a commitment to honor the “I do” of God’s first …

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Life Directions Fun[d] & Friend Raiser Event
November 7, 2015
2 – 5 p.m.

Marriage and family life is made especially for children and for young people of all ages. Sadly, too many start out in life in many of our cities like Detroit, Flint, Chicago, and Baltimore, with serious adversities and disadvantages, which may make home life challenging, painful, and often a place of sadness. Hope still abounds, …

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