Evidence shows marriage is best for society – so why are campaigners pushing for online divorce?

Jan 7, 2017 by

by Camilla Olim, Christian Concern: This week, the Daily Mail reported figures showing that for the first time, break-ups involving cohabiting parents have overtaken break-ups involving married parents. The figures, from the Office for National Statistics, showed that though nearly four times as many parents with children are married rather than cohabiting, 51.5% of those who broke-up last year were cohabitees. This compares with 2006 when 45.3% of family breakdowns were cohabiting couples. It...

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Now more than half of parents who split up are unmarried

Jan 3, 2017 by

by Steve Doughty, Mailonline: More than half of break-ups among couples with children involve unmarried men and women, a study showed yesterday. While there are nearly four times as many families with children headed by married couples, the number of break-ups among cohabitee parents is now higher, according to the Marriage Foundation think-tank. It said 51.4 per cent of couples with children who parted last year were cohabitees and 48.1 per cent were married. Analysing figures from the Office...

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How decades of divorce helped erode religion

Sep 28, 2016 by

by Julie Zauzmer, Washington Post: Two widely recognized trends in American society might have something to do with each other. Divorce rates climbed to the highest levels ever in the 1980s, when about half of all marriages ended in divorce. And in the present day, Americans are rapidly becoming less religious. Since 1972, the share of Americans who say they do not adhere to any particular religion has increased from 5 percent of the population to 25 percent. Could those two trends be related?...

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Brangelina: Why celebs don’t have it all

Sep 23, 2016 by

by Harry Benson, The Marriage Foundation: Its probably the most common rebuttal I hear when I mention how married couples tend to do so much better than unmarried couples. “It’s not marriage, its money.” There’s an element of truth to this. Money makes it easier for couples to stay together. More money means not having to negotiate with your loved one every time you buy something and not having a potential argument when you didn’t tell them first. Money cushions families from the harder side...

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The Pope has tried to wave through communion for divorced-and-remarried

Sep 20, 2016 by

by Damian Thompson, Spectator: Pope Francis has just given implicit permission for many divorced-and-remarried Catholics to receive Holy Communion. But he’s done so surreptitiously. Effectively, Francis has pulled a fast one on conservative cardinals who didn’t want the rules changed. Very fast, in this case. On 5 September, he received a copy of draft guidelines, written by the bishops of Buenos Aires, on giving communion to people in ‘irregular’ marriages. They were extremely liberal – off...

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Married couples who view adult material double the risk of divorce

Aug 22, 2016 by

by Glen Keogh, Mailonline: Married couples who watch pornography almost double their risk of divorce, researchers said yesterday. While it was once seen as the preserve of husbands, it now seems that wives are almost as keen on watching it as men. But viewing adult films or images comes at a price, with the researchers saying that women who start looking at porn while married are almost three times more likely to want a divorce. Their report comes after statistics last year showed that as many...

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