‘No fault’ divorce

Apr 11, 2019 by

“Divorce laws in England and Wales are to be overhauled so couples can split faster…” BBC report (in favour of the new law).


Articles pointing out the negative consequences of making divorce easier: (newest at the top)

New divorce laws. The Government should produce new plans to help marriages – not just to end them by Frank Young, Conservative Home

Easter is a message of hope for the penitent, not for those who pronounce themselves innocent, by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream

Broken Promises Mean the Death of Trust by Peter Hitchens

Breaking up shouldn’t be easy to do by Belinda Brown, Rebel Priest

Fast, pain-free divorces? They are slow agony for our children by Peter Hitchens, Mail on Sunday

UK is a world leader in family breakdown – but is it any wonder? By Rebekah Moffatt, Christian Concern

The problem with no-fault divorce by Melanie McDonagh, Spectator

Tories attempt to make marriage weaker than a phone contract, by Andrew Tettenborn, The Burkean

Comment from Charles Moore in The Spectator

More than four in five oppose ‘no-fault’ divorce according to Government’s own consultation, from Coalition for Marriage

Multiple faults in the no-fault divorce proposals, by Christopher Shell, Anglican Mainstream

Easier divorce means more broken families, by Will Jones, The Conservative Woman

No-fault divorce “a cheaters charter, warns pro-marriage campaign, from Christian Institute

A Christian approach to divorce and remarriage, by Martin Davie, Reflections of an Anglican Theologian

Christian groups attack ‘no-reason’ divorces, accuse ministers of undermining marriage by Alex Williams, Premier

Don’t mention sex or marriage, please, we’re British evangelicals! by Will Jones, Rebel Priest

Will Generation Z be the last to enjoy the benefits of marriage? by Ann Farmer, MercatorNet

Churchianity’ challenge to evangelical complacency, by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream

‘Fluid’ families good, ‘nuclear’ families bad? by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream


Selected articles from 2017 and 2018:

Marriage, not divorce, is the way forward, by Ann Farmer, The Conservative Woman

No-fault divorce could reduce marriage to a tenancy agreement, from Christian Institute

Five reasons why ‘no-fault divorce’ would be a disaster for marriage, from Coalition for Marriage

We don’t need new laws for no-fault divorce – for the simple reason that we already have it, by Joe Robertson, Conservative Home

To have and to hold, from this day forward, till a quickie divorce us do part, by Andrew Tettenborn, Rebel Priest


An astonishing blog from Harry Benson at the Marriage Foundation: Why Christians have nothing to fear from ‘no-fault’ divorce

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