Ditch the term “alternative family.” It’s toxic. It may be an alternative for adults, but based on your own experience, look through the eyes of the child and you will see it is a misfortune!
In every “alternative family” there is a child who has lost his or her mother or father or both. That is reality.
Protest by refusing to use the term “alternative family.” It will be a hard habit to break, but it is important to make a concerted effort in order for you to become aware of reality and witness the reality of marriage and family to others. Start noticing when other people use the term and think about the reality of the child in every situation
Use the term “irregular family situation” instead of “alternative family.” That is the term the Church uses and it reflects reality. A regular family is one in which the children’s own mom and dad are united in marriage.
We seek a culture in which there are more regular families and fewer irregular families in the future. Since we are focused on the future, the choices people have made that may have contributed to irregular family situations are not our concern. In fact we must do all to support parents and children in such situations.
We are seeking the norm of having more regular families. To do that by seeking the restoration of a civil institution that specifically unites children with their mother and father and promotes the human right of children to be born into a family with their mother and father united in marriage.
Remember our goal is to re-establish the reality of marriage as the institution that unites children with their mother and father and promotes the human right of children to be born into a family with their mom and dad united in marriage. Promoting the establishment of “alternative families” is contrary to the rights of children. It is critical that we bring attention to this fact. We are not judging the past but creating an awareness of reality that can influence the choices people make in the future.
Simply say, “I oppose promoting alternative families because it involves creating more irregular families with children deprived of their mother and father united in marriage.”