Losing track of marriage and divorce

Feb 6, 2015 by

By Carolyn Moynihan, MercatorNet: The US Census Bureau may drop key questions from its community survey. Experts object. Does divorce matter? Ask the children whose loyalties and affections are torn when parents go their separate ways. Ask the woman who struggles to maintain her standard of living on a reduced income. Ask the man who has to support two households out of his income. Ask the government departments that provide social assistance to broken families. And while you are at it, ask...

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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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The true cost of divorce

Nov 24, 2014 by

By Donna Rachel Edmunds, Breitbart: One in eight children turn to drugs and alcohol to cope. The devastating effect that divorce can have on children has been revealed in a major new survey of teens and young adults. The majority reported that their GCSE exam results had suffered as a result of stress due to parental breakup, whilst nearly one in eight turned to drugs or alcohol to cope. With over 100,000 children each year being affected by divorce, parents are urged to consider how their...

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Sex wars intensify as marriage declines further and ruinous single parenting booms

Nov 4, 2014 by

From Conservative Woman: Here’s your future: Women are quite happy to depend on the government if the father doesn’t meet her expectations. Men are quite happy too, as higher taxes are a lot better than complete financial annihilation through divorce. Governments love higher taxes. Many same sex couples are going to want children. As the decline in heterosexual “marital” relationships continues, and it will, more and more will opt for same sex relationships and/or domestic...

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Bishop Baker to step down as FiF chairman

Nov 1, 2014 by

By George Conger, Anglican Ink: The Rt. Rev. Jonathan Baker has announced he will not stand for re-election as chairman of Forward in Faith UK. In an interview with The Church of England Newspaper published today, Bishop Baker said: “Being nearly at the end of a four-year term as Chairman of Forward in Faith, I informed colleagues at our last council meeting on 19 October that I will not be putting my name forward for election again in November when my term comes to an end. I feel privileged...

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Leading CofE bishop Jonathan Baker to remarry after divorce

Oct 29, 2014 by

By Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today: A leading traditionalist bishop in the Church of England is to remarry after divorce having been given permission by the Bishop of London and the Archbishop of Canterbury. The issue of marriage after divorce dominated the recent Roman Catholic synod of bishops in Rome where liberals and conservatives are divided over whether to admit remarried divorcees to Holy Communion. The Church of England has a more relaxed attitude to the sacraments but even in the...

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