‘Back marriage in tax system’, says think-tank

Jan 19, 2021 by

from Coalition for Marriage: A report supported by a cross party group of MPs has called on the Government to recognise marriage in the tax system. The report, ‘The Policies of Belonging’, from the think-tank Onwards, was released last week. Funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Shelter and Power to Change, it calls for ministers to “hand power and capital back to communities after the pandemic to repair Britain’s fraying social fabric”. Its recommendations include introducing a “family...

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A Communion of Anxiety: Hookup Culture and the Impossible Horizon of the Future

Jan 15, 2021 by

by Timothy P O’Malley, Public Discourse: What if religious and conservative higher education ceased speaking about marriage and family life as an accomplishment and began to treat marriage and children as that which enable human flourishing and a meaningful future? In the conservative world, hookup culture is often understood primarily as a symptom of sexual excess. Because young people do not place a high value on sex, they will have as much of it as they can with as many partners as...

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Marriage must be encouraged now, more than ever

Jan 14, 2021 by

by Elizabeth Francis, The Conservative Woman: THE ‘stay at home’ instructions over the past year have dramatically increased the time families spend together. Perhaps to the surprise of many sceptics of the family model, a study from Essex University found that 20 per cent of married couples reported their relationship had been strengthened during the pandemic despite the immense pressures put on them, compared with ten per cent who said it got worse. The number of parents considering divorces...

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REMINDER: Speak out to defend the dignity of marriage

Dec 29, 2020 by

from Coalition for Marriage: The deadline is fast approaching for the Law Commission’s consultation on weddings. Many of the proposals would drastically reshape marriage law in this country, and undermine the dignity of the marriage ceremony. Please respond before the deadline on 4th January 2021. To help you respond to the questions, we have produced a new consultation guide. The Commission’s plans herald the advent of tacky designer weddings. A couple would be able to get married wherever...

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The future of Christian marriage

Dec 28, 2020 by

By John Stonestreet and G. Shane Morris, Christian Post: Ask any random group of ten elderly couples about their marriage, and half of them will probably say something like this: “We were high school sweethearts, tied the knot soon after graduation, worked our way up from nothing, had kids, and here we are. Being married made us who we are today.” Beneath these stories is a view of marriage as a foundation of life, a starting point for other goals. Today, this view has been replaced by a...

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Weddings law consultation: please respond

Dec 22, 2020 by

from The Christian Institute: The Law Commission is consulting on changes it would like to see to weddings law in England and Wales. Its plans could seriously undermine the dignity of marriage. The consultation deadline is Monday 4 January. Under the proposals, weddings could take place “anywhere” an officiant decided was ‘safe and dignified’. But unofficial weddings have previously been allowed underwater and in locations such as a casino. Legally binding ceremonies in such places would not...

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