"Family become what you are!"

“Each family finds within itself a summons that cannot be ignored and that specifies both its dignity and responsibility: family, become what you are!”
                                      (Familiaris Consortio, #17)

The Centre for Marriage and Family aims to help families becoming more of what they are by empowering them in the fullfillment of four General Tasks:


1)   To form a community of persons

2)   To serve life

3)   To participate in the development of society

4)   To share in the life and mission of the Church.

This is done by meeting the needs of the HEART of families.

HEART stands for:

  • Humanitarian Aid (Family Based)- Provide aid to families and children in crisis                                                                                                         

  • Education- Form Christian families in the faith in order for them to learn and to apply biblical principles/Christian teaching to their family life. Educate on the cultural, social and legal dynamics affecting marriage, family and children                                                                                                                                                                                                           

  • Advocacy - Promote programs and public policies that strengthen families and serve the best interests of children                                                                                                                                                                                                     

  • Research- Encourage research into important family issues                                                                                                                              

  • Transform-  Work for the transformation of society through prayer and action


The Centre for Marriage and Family is a non- profit Christian missionary organisation  that seeks to strengthen marriage and provide support for families to become communities of life and love. It aims to provide resources to empower the family in the fulfillment of its Four General Tasks:

(a) Forming a Community of Persons

(b) Serving Life

(c) Participating in the Development of Society

(d) Sharing in the Life and Mission of the Church.

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Email us: info@marriageandfamily.org.nz

Phone us:+64 022 028 9737

Address: 40 Westhaven Drive

                Tawa, Wellington 5028

                 New Zealand