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 Today, this view has been replaced by a...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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More than 90% of married parents are still together after five years compared with just 75% who cohabit, research says

Dec 21, 2020 by

by Sanchez Manning, Mail on Sunday: More than 90 per cent of married parents will still be together in five years’ time compared with just three-quarters of cohabiting families, new research has found. Pro-marriage campaigners say the study proves that an official commitment ‘boosts stability and acts as a buffer against problems for children’. Figures compiled by the Marriage Foundation suggest that on average 1.5 per cent of married parents split annually, compared to five per cent who live...

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Hungary defines marriage as between man and woman, excludes same-sex adoption

Dec 17, 2020 by

by Michael Haynes, LifeSite: Reports note that with the amendment, Hungary becomes the ‘first country in the European Union to define the concept of family at the constitutional level and to ensure the undisturbed development of children’. The Hungarian Parliament has amended the country’s constitution to define marriage as being between a man and woman, and also passed a law effectively banning adoption by same-sex couples. Under Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and his ruling Fidesz...

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