Marriage falls out of favour for young Europeans as austerity and apathy bite

Jul 26, 2014 by

From The Guardian: Marriage rates have fallen dramatically in most major European countries over the past decade, as austerity, generational crisis and apathy towards the institution deter record numbers of young people from tying the knot. The number of weddings has fallen to historical lows in France and Spain and has tumbled in other Catholic countries such as Italy, Ireland, Poland and Portugal, according to national and European data. But people have also fallen out of love with marriage...

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The most ‘family friendly government ever’. Not.

Jul 16, 2014 by

By Harry Benson, The Marriage Foundation: I’m just wondering what it will take before we get any kind of family policy from government. Government is well aware of the problem. For starters, almost all welfare policy since 1997 is based on the premise that out-of-work lone parents are the most likely group to live in poverty. And I know for certain that several MPs have brought the issue of family breakdown to the Prime Minister’s attention, not least the current Work and Pensions Secretary...

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A pivotal time for marriage

Jul 15, 2014 by

Fr. Shenan Boquet, LifeSite: Every poll reveals that Americans are gradually shifting away from an understanding of marriage as being a lifelong union of one man and one woman, to one in which marriage is defined only by the whims of its participants. If we are going to safeguard the future of marriage – as defined by God and supported by Natural Law – and secure the healthiest environment for children to grow up, we cannot rely on our political leaders or the secular media to speak the truth...

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18-year old male not having sex. World freaks out

Jul 14, 2014 by

by Tamara Rajakariar, Family Edge So there’s this guy. His name is Phin, he’s 18, and he’s never had sex before. And he doesn’t plan to until he gets married. No, he’s not ugly, and he definitely seems to have met females before. But he explained his choice really well in a Guardian article (which was originally published in his school newsletter), so I’ll let him do the rest of the talking: Anticipation is great. To be honest, I wonder what’s the problem with waiting, why we think...

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A feminist challenge: what to do when the facts are against you

Jul 3, 2014 by

From Oz Conservative: What to do about domestic violence? Two American professors have pointed to research which shows very clearly that women are much safer when married to the biological father of their children: This social media outpouring makes it clear that some men pose a real threat to the physical and psychic welfare of women and girls. But obscured in the public conversation about the violence against women is the fact that some other men are more likely to protect women, directly...

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An Obvious Conclusion About Marriage

Jun 27, 2014 by

From TFP: It should be an obvious conclusion to reach: Marriage is good for society. History confirms this conclusion. Economists can document it. Teachers can perceive it. Children experience it. And yet so many do not want to reach this easy and obvious conclusion.However, it is an undisputed fact that has now been laid out in clear terms by Heritage Foundationresearcher Robert Rector who wrote a study titled “Marriage: America’s Greatest Weapon Against Child Poverty.”The new study joins...

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