Tell the Government not to make divorce easier

May 23, 2020 by

from The Christian Institute: The Government’s ‘no-fault’ divorce Bill poses a serious threat to marriage. It is expected to be debated by MPs soon. It is vital that Justice Secretary Robert Buckland, who is in charge of the Bill, hears Christians’ concerns. The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill dramatically weakens the legal requirements for divorce in England and Wales. It abolishes the need to prove that there has been a period of separation, or that one party is at fault (e.g....

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A basic Christian primer on sex, marriage and family life. Article 12 – Divorce and re-marriage.

May 12, 2020 by

by Martin Davie: As we have seen in the course of this series of articles, the institution of marriage is what God created it to be, and God created marriage to be a permanent relationship. In the language of the Prayer Book, marriages are intended  by God to endure ‘till death us do part.’ In this country, however, a very large number of marriages end not in death, but in divorce. According to the most recent figures, 42% of marriages in the United Kingdom now end in divorce. This means that...

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Tell Human Rights Committee Divorce Bill erodes basic human rights

May 3, 2020 by

from Christian Concern: Carys Moseley breaks down how to respond the Joint Human Rights Committee’s inquiry into the Divorce Bill. The Joint Human Rights Committee of the House of Commons is holding a Legislative Scrutiny Inquiry into the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill, which is the government bill aimed at introducing no-fault divorce in England and Wales. The Committee is gathering evidence about the human rights implications of the bill. The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation...

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New booklet: Marriage and divorce in the liberal imagination

Apr 18, 2020 by

From Coalition for Marriage, via email: You may have seen the news this week that marriages between men and women in England and Wales are at an all-time low. This is so sad to see, yet no surprise. Declining marriage numbers have been part of an ongoing trend in this country for a long time. Successive government policies haven’t helped. They have undermined marriage. The latest attack comes in the form of ‘no-fault’ divorce, which would allow spouses to divorce for no reason, in as little as...

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Four in ten separating couples will be able to divorce faster thanks to new law

Mar 30, 2020 by

by Steve Doughty, Mailonline: More than four in ten separated couples will divorce years earlier under reforms being pushed through Parliament, according to research. The study showed that 43 per cent of divorcing couples – around 40,000 a year – end their marriages under separation rules that mean they wait years before their breakup is legally complete. But under the Government’s divorce-on-demand regime, the wait for divorce will be abolished and the process can be completed in only six...

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Screwtape: ‘The state’s desire is dressed up as “concern”…’

Mar 19, 2020 by

from Archbishop Cranmer: The second contribution to His Grace’s emergency team ministry during the coronavirus pestilence comes from someone who wishes to remain anonymous for professional reasons: Years ago, CS Lewis in his Screwtape Letters gave us insight into some of the correspondence from senior devil, Screwtape, to his nephew and apprentice devil, Wormwood. We are able to catch up some years down the line as Screwtape muses of the gains that have been won in the destruction of the...

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