Marriage Foundation in the News

Jul 30, 2021 by

Letter to The Telegraph from Harry Benson, The Marriage Foundation: SIR – In writing about the end of her own marriage, Anne Theroux (Features, July 8) asserts that divorce rates have spiked during the past year. It’s simply not true. According to the latest figures from the Ministry of Justice, 5,800 fewer divorce petitions began during the year to the end of March compared to the previous year. While it is true that lockdown has been stressful for many families, our analysis of data from the...

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Christian CEO wins religious discrimination case

Jul 30, 2021 by

from The Christian Institute: An Employment Tribunal has ruled that Scotland’s biggest grant-making trust unlawfully discriminated against its CEO because of his Christian views on marriage. According to the Tribunal judgment, Ferguson was unfairly dismissed by The Robertson Trust. It also found that he had been subjected to religious discrimination by the Trust and its Chairwoman, Shonaig Macpherson, for believing that marriage is exclusively between a man and woman. Ferguson was dismissed...

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Statement on the CEEC website following the Bishop of Liverpool’s June 2021 speech

Jul 20, 2021 by

The recent speech by the Bishop of Liverpool caused great concern among evangelicals on a number of counts. Following its publication, CEEC wrote privately to Bishop Paul to express this and we are aware of other evangelicals who also wrote to him. We are grateful that Bishop Paul has publicly apologised for the fact that in a number of places he spoke in ways that “clearly conveyed a lack of respect for those who think differently” and overstepped “the limits of good manners, mutual respect...

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Why We Should Push Back against Platonic Marriage

Jul 15, 2021 by

by Alan J. Hawkins, Public Discourse: Sex makes marriage much more than just friendship with “benefits.” The sexual excitement, the powerful bonding, the oneness, the potential creation of human life, even the vulnerability—all of this alchemizes friendship and sexual attraction into marriage. We have been separating sex from marriage for decades now, with foreseeable destruction. This latest innovation adds more fuel to the inferno. The meaning of marriage matters. A common understanding...

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From fleeing persecution to promoting real marriage

Jul 10, 2021 by

by Tony Rucinski, Coalition for Marriage: It was a huge privilege to catch up with Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali to talk about how he has promoted real marriage throughout his career, even at great personal risk. Do watch our fascinating conversation. Years after fleeing his native Pakistan when defending family values brought threats against his family, Bishop Michael found himself in contention for the top job in the Church of England. Commenting on society’s current confusion, he observes “if...

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The death of Methodism as God’s word is rejected

Jul 9, 2021 by

By Tim Willis, The Conservative Woman: THE Methodist Conference has confirmed what the Church, i.e. the Colossians 1 body of Christ, has known for some time – that institutional Methodism had long amputated itself from the corpus.  It is not surprising, but disappointing, that in completing this inevitable process at its 2021 Conference, members lacked the courage to be honest. Instead of simply saying, ‘we don’t like what the Bible says’, they use nice-sounding, inoffensive-seeming...

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