Marriage is “the best family policy”

Oct 20, 2016 by

by Coalition for Marriage: A commentator has called for our political leaders to show resolve and back marriage. Harry Benson from the Marriage Foundation said the best way to help troubled families is to support marriage (Conservative Home, 18 October). Pointing to figures showing that nearly 45% of teenagers no longer live with both natural parents, Benson said “the Government needs to get serious about turning the tide of family breakdown”. The article cites evidence that half of all family...

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Sunday’s March for Marriage in Paris was so huge it shocked the organizers

Oct 19, 2016 by

by Jeanne Smits, LifeSite: The “Manif pour tous” has done it again. On Sunday, the French capital was once again the meeting place for tens of thousands of peaceful but determined demonstrators demanding laws that respect true marriage and ban artificial procreation, especially surrogate motherhood and in vitro fertilization for same-sex couples. To be honest, in the absence of legislative deadlines, four and a half years into François Hollande’s presidential mandate, no one was expecting an...

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Human Sexuality: Defined by the Mystery of the Trinity

Oct 18, 2016 by

by Dr Peter Jones, The Truth Xchange: In our time there is a rising acceptance of one’s right to self-define, or (to put it more religiously), to self-realize. Expressed provocatively, this becomes: “I am whatever I say I am and you must accept my assertion and behave accordingly.” In his legal opinion on Planned Parenthood v. Casey, Chief Justice Kennedy described this self-definition more elegantly as “the right to define one’s own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of...

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Study finds link between marriage attitudes and risky sexual behaviors

Oct 17, 2016 by

from EurekAlert: Risky sexual behaviors among adolescents and young adults has long been a major public health concern, due to their prevalence and negative consequences for health, such as increased risk for sexually transmitted infections, unintended pregnancies, and cervical cancer. Past research has indicated that marriage attitudes may influence sexual behavior for adolescents. Now, new research from the University of Missouri, has found that attitudes and desires about marriage can place...

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Germany Imports Child Marriage

Oct 6, 2016 by

by Soeren Kern, Gatestone Institute: German authorities are debating the contours of a new law that would crack down on child marriages after it emerged that some 1,500 underage brides are now living in the country. The married minors are among the more than one million migrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East who entered Germany in 2015. The German Interior Ministry, responding to a Freedom of Information Act request, recently revealed that 1,475 married children are known to be living...

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NIGERIA: Anglican Archbishop Flexes Provincial Muscle over Marriage Definition

Sep 30, 2016 by

by David W Virtue, VOL: The Archbishop of Nigeria, the Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh, and the Standing Committee of the Anglican Church of Nigeria, confirmed the Primate as chairman of GAFCON and his place in the Anglican Communion at a recent meeting of church leaders in Awka, at the Cathedral of St. Faith. The Standing Committee, which is the governing body in the church of Nigeria, blasted those parts of the Anglican Communion “which continue to pursue a revisionist theological agenda and...

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