Unmarried couples who live together are more fearful of splitting up than those that have wed, study suggests

Mar 13, 2019 by

by Steve Doughty, Mailonline: Almost four in ten families with unmarried parents are in danger of breaking apart, research suggests. While 39 per cent of cohabiting mothers and fathers had ‘serious doubts’ their family would stay together, only 27 per cent of married ones had similar concerns. The international survey found British parents were more troubled by their relationship than those in other countries. In the US, 36 per cent of cohabitee parents said they had serious doubts. In Canada...

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Why marriage and procreation belong together (Part 2)

Mar 7, 2019 by

by Martin Davie, Reflections of an Anglican Theologian: Dr Meg Warner has now responded to my critique of her article ‘Elephants, Penguins, Procreation and Japanese Knotweed’[1] published on this blog on 20 February with a further article of her own entitled ‘Elephants, Penguins, Procreation and Japanese Knotweed (Part 2).’[2] This blog post is a response to this further article. In her second article Dr Warner puts forward three objections to my argument in response to her original piece. Why...

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Our campaign against same-sex marriage test for teachers is rattling opponents

Feb 20, 2019 by

from Coalition for Marriage: Last May we exposed Government draft guidance which would have introduced a same-sex marriage test for teachers. There was a huge response to the consultation from C4Mers. Now, it seems, opponents are worried that the Government might be listening. Last week, sex education lobbyists begged Education Secretary Damian Hinds not to “dilute” the advice. The Government hasn’t published its final guidance. No surprise. It’s a hot potato issue. But clearly the likes of...

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Why marriage and procreation belong together

Feb 20, 2019 by

by Martin Davie, Reflections of an Anglican Theologian: In the history of Christian theology it has often proved necessary to hold two apparently contradictory assertions together in order to express the truth about God and the human situation. Thus we have to hold that: God is one and yet the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are all God; Jesus Christ was (and is) both fully divine and yet also fully human; God is completely sovereign and yet human beings have genuine freedom and...

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Marriage isn’t just an ‘option’ – it’s the gold standard for family life

Feb 7, 2019 by

by Will Jones, The Conservative Woman: FAMILY life is more richly varied than ever before, says the BBC. There it is – the not-so-subtle dogma of the progressive creed. Diversity is always good – never dysfunction, always rich variety. And who could object to rich variety? Like a box of Quality Street, each brightly wrapped modern family arrangement as sweet as any other. How awkward, then, to have to report that not all family set-ups are quite as pleasant and beneficial for children....

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It was only a matter of time

Jan 31, 2019 by

by Colin Hart, Coalition for Marriage: Remember when the Government legalised same-sex marriage in churches but promised nobody would ever be forced to conduct them, thanks to the ‘quadruple lock’? Remember when we said: “We have no confidence in so-called ‘safeguards’ Ministers will offer”? Sadly, we were right. The quadruple lock is under attack. An amendment signed by three members of the House of Lords is aimed at stripping out the ‘clergy exemption’ from the Marriage (Same Sex Couples)...

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