JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It is a new year and a new view on marriage. Last year, Florida defined marriage as the relationship between a man and a woman, but on January 6 a federal court ruling redefined marriage.
"When marriage loses its meaning, then it begins to mean nothing," said Dr. Richard Marks.
Marks, a religious-based marriage counselor, said his ministry is more focused on saving marriages from divorce, than on the issue of same-sex marriage.
"We are a marriage and family strengthening initiative," said Marks. "Fatherhood as well."
But Marks said even though he has avoided the heated debate on the issue, it is difficult to ignore the implications of same sex marriage.
Marks said faith based organizations are looking for ways to keep faith in the wedding ceremony. He gave another example of the implications of same sex marriage.