Christian reaction to ‘dire’ UK marriage slowdown

Mar 2, 2018 by

by Alex Williams, Premier:

An unprecedented slump in the number of couples in Britain choosing to get married has been met with dismay among Christian campaigners.

New figures released by the Office for National Statistics reveal the number of opposite-sex marriages decreased by 3.4 per cent between 2014 and 2015, to 239,020.

Harry Benson, a Christian at the Marriage Foundation, a group which promotes marriage as a source of family stability, told Premier: “It’s pretty dire.

“If you have less marriage, it means less commitment and it means more family breakdowns.

“We, in Britain, languish at the bottom of a rather shameful league table for family stability amongst the whole of the developed world.

The number of opposite-sex couples choosing to get married has now reached its lowest level since records began in the 1830s or 1840s.

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