Four million children miss out on Christmas with both parents

Dec 19, 2014 by

By Harry Benson, The Marriage Foundation: I don’t remember my first few Christmases as a child. In any case I only had three of them before my mum and dad decided to call it a day. The first Christmas that I remember vividly was when I was about eleven. By then, my mother had remarried a lovely man who has been a brilliant stepfather ever since. But a ‘father figure’ – however wonderful he might be – is not the same as having a ‘father’ around. My most emotive childhood memories involve the...

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THIS country took a stand for family at the UN!

Dec 17, 2014 by

From CitizenGO: Just a little over one week ago, CitizenGO achieved a great victory at the United Nations! And we could not have accomplished it without your help… On Friday, December 5, CitizenGO joined Hungary at the United Nations to sponsor the Political Network for Values’ Transatlantic Summit on the role of the family in sustainable global development! Mr. Zoltan Balog, the Hungarian Minister for Human Capacities, told participants that “family is the most important...

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New Scottish sex ed guidance prioritises state guardians; marginalises parents

Dec 16, 2014 by

by Donna Rachel Edmunds, Breitbart: Scottish teachers are being encouraged to report any concerns over the sexual wellbeing of their pupils to the child’s ‘Named Person’, or state guardian, but not to the child’s parents under new government guidelines. The advice has deepened concerns by campaigners that parents are being marginalised by the Named Person policy. A Christian organisation is seeking legal advice on whether the guidelines can be challenged. Under Scottish law, all...

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For His glory and our good

Dec 16, 2014 by

A talk delivered by Matthew McCusker of Voice of the Family to the Marriage, Sex and Culture group of Anglican Mainstream on 11th December 2014. Voice of the Family is a coalition of 23 different pro-life and pro-family organisations drawn from across all five continents and founded and led by the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children. International cooperation between pro-life organisations is more important than ever in the light of ever escalating threats to life, marriage and the...

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Religion or spirituality has positive impact on romantic/marital relationships, child development, r...

Dec 15, 2014 by

From Science Daily: Adolescents who attend religious services with one or both of their parents are more likely to feel greater well-being while romantic partners who pray for their “significant others” experience greater relationship commitment, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. These were among the findings of studies published in two special sections of APA’s Journal of Family Psychology looking at how spiritual beliefs or behaviors...

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Love and the labouring classes

Dec 15, 2014 by

By Carolyn Moynihan, MercatorNet: Christmas is the family feast par excellence in the Western world but it is also the time when family wounds become more evident and hurt more. Thinking about relatives and friends or talking to the hairdresser or the man who fixes the plumbing becomes a reminder of how many lives today are marked by divorce, single parenthood and the uncertainties of non-marital cohabitation and childbearing. Even when people seem satisfied with their present lot, one cannot...

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