Now more than half of parents who split up are unmarried

Jan 3, 2017 by

by Steve Doughty, Mailonline: More than half of break-ups among couples with children involve unmarried men and women, a study showed yesterday. While there are nearly four times as many families with children headed by married couples, the number of break-ups among cohabitee parents is now...

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How decades of divorce helped erode religion

Sep 28, 2016 by

by Julie Zauzmer, Washington Post: Two widely recognized trends in American society might have something to do with each other. Divorce rates climbed to the highest levels ever in the 1980s, when about half of all marriages ended in divorce. And in the present day, Americans are rapidly becoming...

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Brangelina: Why celebs don’t have it all

Sep 23, 2016 by

by Harry Benson, The Marriage Foundation: Its probably the most common rebuttal I hear when I mention how married couples tend to do so much better than unmarried couples. “It’s not marriage, its money.” There’s an element of truth to this. Money makes it easier for couples to stay together. More...

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The Pope has tried to wave through communion for divorced-and-remarried

Sep 20, 2016 by

by Damian Thompson, Spectator: Pope Francis has just given implicit permission for many divorced-and-remarried Catholics to receive Holy Communion. But he’s done so surreptitiously. Effectively, Francis has pulled a fast one on conservative cardinals who didn’t want the rules changed. Very fast,...

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Married couples who view adult material double the risk of divorce

Aug 22, 2016 by

by Glen Keogh, Mailonline: Married couples who watch pornography almost double their risk of divorce, researchers said yesterday. While it was once seen as the preserve of husbands, it now seems that wives are almost as keen on watching it as men. But viewing adult films or images comes at a...

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What do we make of Jesus’ strong words about divorce?

Aug 3, 2016 by

by David Baker, Christian Today: Jesus said: “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her…” (Mark 10:11) I received a heart-rending message on Facebook after writing about how Jesus defines marriage in the previous article in this series on...

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