Church of England slams ‘divorce-on-demand’ reforms

Jul 6, 2019 by

by Steve Doughty, Mailonline: The Church of England has condemned divorce-on-demand reforms that ministers say will ease marriage break-ups. It said yesterday that the changes planned by Justice Secretary David Gauke will wrongly stop a husband or wife opposing divorce. The reforms will sweep away divorce on the grounds of adultery and unreasonable behaviour, and instead allow divorce within six months at the request of just one spouse. But the Right Reverend Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham,...

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The philosophical effects of broken homes

Jul 3, 2019 by

by J. Budziszewski, MercatorNet: We should always reason logically, but right reason isn’t just about logical arguments. The pain of growing up in a broken home deeply affects how some of my students think about the natural laws of marriage, family, and sexuality. Sometimes they draw the wrong lessons. One young man told me that he longed for a loving, faithful, and permanent marriage, but his own mother and father hadn’t managed it. Since he loved them, he simply couldn’t bring himself to...

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MPs’ support for no-fault is ‘disappointing’, says marriage campaign group

Jun 30, 2019 by

from Christian Today: Support in Parliament for plans to introduce no-fault divorce are “disappointing”, the Coalition for Marriage has said. The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill seeks to make it easier for couples to divorce by removing the requirement for partners in a marriage to find “fault”, such as adultery or dissertion. Alternatively, couples must live separately for at least two years before beginning divorce proceedings. Further changes introduced by...

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Denmark launches new restrictions on parental divorce

Jun 30, 2019 by

by Brandon Showalter, Christian Post: Parents seeking a divorce in Denmark are now required to take a mandatory course and wait three months before they can separate. The Danish Parliament agreed in March to implement a mandatory “reflection period” of three months and require parents who have children 18 years old and younger to take an online course before a divorce can be finalized. The course is called ‘Co-operation After Divorce’ and enables parents to consider the...

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MPs back no-fault divorce

Jun 29, 2019 by

from Christian Concern: The government’s Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill was debated in the House of Commons on Tuesday and passed its second reading. This means that it now progresses to the Committee stage where amendments can be proposed, and where each line of the Bill is scrutinised. Unilateral divorce The Bill will enable one partner to impose divorce on the other for no reason at all. It can be termed ‘unilateral divorce’ whereby divorce is imposed on the partner and any...

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Govt publishes quickie divorce Bill

Jun 18, 2019 by

from Coalition for Marriage: The Government’s ‘no-fault’ divorce Bill makes getting out of your marriage easier than ending a mobile phone contract. It’s a shocking read for anyone who cares about marriage. In 2017, 42,000 divorces were on the basis of at least two years’ separation before proceedings could start. Under the Bill, separation is scrapped. Divorce will be automatic after six months. 58,000 divorces in 2017 were on the basis of a fault such as adultery. These...

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