Divorce not a barrier for 70 Church of England ordinands

Feb 20, 2019 by

by Alex Williams, Premier: Dozens of people who have married again following a divorce were given a green light by the Church of England to pursue ordination last year, new figures suggest. Statistics obtained by The Times show 70 of the 569 ordinands approved in 2018 had either married while their former spouse was still alive – or they had tied the knot with a divorcee whose partner was still living. Church rules hold that such cases must be decided on an individual basis by either the...

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Divorce damages children, study finds. Again.

Jan 18, 2019 by

from Coalition for Marriage: Divorce damages children. We know that. You know that. Study after study proves it. The latest one, from University College London’s Institute of Education, might be large (it looks at 6,245 children) but it just tells us what we already know. Divorce still damages children. There are exceptions but that’s normally the case. The UCL study confirms that the kids of divorced parents suffer more emotional problems than other children. Those aged 7-14 seem to suffer...

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Good news for families, bad news for divorce lawyers

Jan 3, 2019 by

by Harry Benson, The Conservative Woman: TRADITIONALLY, January has seen a spike in the number of couples deciding to end their marriages following a stressful festive period. However, research released by the Marriage Foundation this week suggests that this month could be quieter for divorce lawyers than expected. Teenage years may have a reputation for being difficult and volatile, but an increasing number of parents are staying married long enough to weather these storms together. This is...

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REMINDER: No fault divorce consultation closes in five days

Dec 5, 2018 by

from Coalition for Marriage: Dear marriage supporter, The Government’s consultation on its reckless plan to make marriages easier to break than mobile phone contracts closes at midnight on Monday 10 December. Please respond today. DOWNLOAD OUR BRIEFING   READ THE CONSULTATION DOCUMENT   RESPOND ONLINE   Hong Kong & Taiwan back marriage Hong Kong and Taiwan have voted to retain the definition of marriage as between one man and one woman. It just shows what can be done when...

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Couples Who Live Together Before Marriage at Higher Risk of Divorce: Study

Oct 22, 2018 by

by Brendan Showalter, Christian Post: Couples who live together before they get married are at greater risk of getting a divorce, a recently released study has found, supporting previous data. What is called the “premarital cohabitation effect” continues to be a real phenomenon, according to a study published last month in the Journal of Marriage and Family. This effect, long examined by social scientists, is that those who live together before getting married are more likely to...

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Premarital Cohabitation Is Still Associated With Greater Odds of Divorce

Oct 17, 2018 by

by Scott Stanley, Institute for Family Studies: A new study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family finds that the “premarital cohabitation effect” lives on, despite what you’ve likely heard. The premarital cohabitation effect is the finding that those who live together prior to marriage are more likely, not less, to struggle in marriage. It has a long and storied history in family science. Michael Rosenfeld and Katharina Roesler’s new findings suggest that there remains an increased...

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