Official stats show marriage at new low

Jul 29, 2020 by

from Coalition for Marriage: Marriage has hit a new low in England and Wales. Official statistics released this month show that barely half of the adult population, 50.2 per cent, was married in 2019, down from 51.8 per cent in 2009. Strikingly, less than 9.5 per cent of adults under 30 were married in 2019, reflecting a growing trend of leaving off marriage until later on or never marrying. In our view, the decline in marrying is one reason why the number of one-person households in England...

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Christian churches in Northern Ireland forced to declare if they’ll ‘marry’ gays or not

Jul 29, 2020 by

by Paul Smeaton, LifeSite: A Northern Ireland government body has backtracked and apologized after writing to churches and asking them to state whether or not they will celebrate same-sex “weddings” while threatening that they would lose their status as marriage officiants for all weddings if they did not reply in less within a month. The Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Act 2019, the same piece of legislation that introduced new abortion laws into the region, has also legalized same-sex...

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Marriage, Sex and Culture Group Summer Youth Conference

Jul 9, 2020 by

Online event: Tuesday 14 July 2020 14:00 – 17:00. The MSC [Marriage, Sex and Culture] Group is a research, advocacy and think tank movement, hosted by Anglican Mainstream. Our 14th July conference, the MSC Summer Youth Conference 2020 is our third in the series, ‘Our kids are being taught what?!’ It is designed for youth pastors, but also any who work with or who are concerned about the welfare of 11s -18s in the UK today. It engages plausible but false claims about the Bible and sex, LGBT...

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Marriage has turned from a contract into a trap for men

Jul 9, 2020 by

by William Collins, The Conservative Woman: THE ‘no-fault divorce’ Act, the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020, was slipped quietly through Royal Assent on June 25.  In practice we have had no-fault divorce for a long time, though this Act does indeed consolidate it. However, the even more substantive purpose of the Act is to make divorce unilateral. This is the key part of the Act which makes both no-fault and unilateral action clear: (1) Subject to section 3, either or both parties...

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Three pieces of good news

Jun 25, 2020 by

by Colin Hart, Coalition for Marriage: Dear marriage supporter, There have been three encouraging pieces of news lately that I wanted to share with you. Weddings First of all of course is the news that weddings are back on in Northern Ireland and Wales, and from 4 July can take place once again in England as well. This received a lot of media coverage but there is more good news that you may have missed. RSE I’m pleased to say the Government has now accepted the reality that due to...

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What the PCA Study Committee Did Not Study.

Jun 19, 2020 by

by Peter Jones, TruthXchange: The Ad Interim Committee Report on Sexuality for the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America set  itself two tasks: a “pastoral task” and an “apologetic task.” Overall we must thank the committee for its rich pastoral discussion of marriage as reflecting Christ’s love for the church; in its wise treatment of issues of terminology and identity; and in its careful analysis of the doctrine of concupiscence. In “apologetic task,” however, it fails to...

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