Welcome to the website of the European Family Science Society!
The purpose of the Society is to strengthen the institution of a good marriage and a good family, so that an increasing proportion of people can live physically and spiritually healthier, happier, better and more satisfied and thus take greater care of the integrity of human dignity.
In society, couple relationships, marriage and family need a human image and system of values that promote the physical and mental health, harmonious development of individuals and communities, and protect them from adverse effects. In recent decades, both in Europe and in Hungary, true and false values have become completely mixed. The individual does not foresee, – or can hardly estimate– the favourable or unfavourable outcomes of different choices, paths and lifestyles that are available to them. Most of the people live in serious misconceptions about he effects of different types of couple relationships.
The effects of different behaviours and types of couple relationships can be analysed and measured by scientific methods. Therefore, based on scientific surveys and experience, the Society formulates the most relevant values in the field and proposes standards of behaviour and lifestyles that facilitate the development and maintenance of responsible, respectful, clean couple relationships and stable, harmonious, happy marriages and families. It does so in the same way as respected organizations in other disciplines make recommendations, for example, on environmental protection, radiation protection, or occupational safety.
Surveys and research known to the Society and in line with the Jewish-Christian tradition, major religions, and the Hungarian Basic Law, show that restoring the dignity of marriage at the social level is inevitable to overcome the crisis of family life and the demographic crisis.
The Society’s fundamental purpose is to promote the formation and survival of good marriages which is a matter of destiny for society as a whole. To this end, broad-based cooperation is needed which should be promoted by bringing together experts from the scientific, civil and ecclesiastical spheres.
For decades there seems to have been a war on marriage and the institution of the family which is currently a global one in scale. Attacks come mostly from the side of sexuality on a variety of fronts. This should be recognized and confronted. Without this we have no chance, for example, of tackling the demographic crisis in a humane and effective way. Here, we must rely on the tools of science and of extensive experience to protect individuals and their communities. Emphasis will be placed on the scientific approach, dialogue, and development and presentation of the human image, value system and lifestyle model that help individuals and their communities.
Nowadays every major discipline has got a scientific society. Couple relationships, marriage and family are among the most important issues in human life. The establishment of this Society seeks to fill the gap in this field of the Hungarian and European science.
The European Family Science Society is an integral part of the Family Science Alliance sharing practically the same professional purposes. Members of the Society are individuals while members of the Alliance are organizations.
The periodical publication of the European Family Science Society is the European Family Science Journal.