Religions of the world unite. God and marriage are not dead

Nov 24, 2014 by

by Holly Hamilton-Bleakley, Conservative Woman: This week, the world witnessed a highly unusual religious event.  There was minimal coverage of the event by the liberal press (or, depending on the paper, no coverage at all) both in the US and the UK, so if you blinked you may not have noticed. The Vatican hosted an international, interfaith conference to ‘examine’, ‘propose anew’, and ‘witness’ the importance of traditional marriage. Entitled ‘The Complementarity of Man and Woman:  An...

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Reconnecting an Unbound Generation

Nov 20, 2014 by

by Rachel Sheffield, Public Discourse: The answer to our culture’s dramatic increase in out-of-wedlock births and children raised by single parents is not to lower the bar further. Rather than promoting “planned parenting,” we should work to build a culture of marriage. “Marriage is on the wane . . . no amount of wishful thinking will bring it back,” says Isabel Sawhill of the Brookings Institution in her new book,Generation Unbound: Drifting into Sex and Parenthood without Marriage. Sawhill...

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We can all start fighting for marriage

Nov 20, 2014 by

By Laura Perrins, Conservative Woman: The results are in on the great liberal destruction of marriage project and it does not look good. As with most liberal policies the losers are the poor. In both the UK and US, the collapse of marriage has been felt most among low-income men and women with devastating results for them and their children. The Left claim they care about poverty and growing inequality (these are not the same but a debate for a another day). They claim they would like to fix...

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Gay marriage in church? Taking apart the arguments

Nov 20, 2014 by

By M B Davie: Editor’s note: This is more than a review of Bishop Alan’s book, it is a step by step dismantling of all his arguments for recognition and blessing of same sex relationships by the church. It is long, but will prove an important resource. A review of Alan Wilson More Perfect Union. Introduction The Bishop of Buckingham, Alan Wilson, has become known as the bishop who has broken ranks with the official policy of the Church of England by arguing that there should be...

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The Marriage Pledge

Nov 19, 2014 by

From First Things: In many jurisdictions, including many of the United States, civil authorities have adopted a definition of marriage that explicitly rejects the age-old requirement of male-female pairing. In a few short years or even months, it is very likely that this new definition will become the law of the land, and in all jurisdictions the rights, privileges, and duties of marriage will be granted to men in partnership with men, and women with women. As Christian ministers we must bear...

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How the Welfare State wrecked marriage

Nov 18, 2014 by

By James Bartholemew, Mailonline: For many years I have been studying the Welfare State and its effects on British life. One of the most dramatic of those, I have found, is that the Welfare State, despite its good intentions, has damaged marriage. In a book I wrote on the subject in 2004, I argued it was the marriages of the poor or working class that had been affected above all. But I always felt that my argument was like a jigsaw puzzle with certain pieces missing. Now, new figures obtained...

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