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The decline of marriage?

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Two news stories have hit our desks this week, which illustrate rather differing approaches to resolving the complex issues facing families today. The first story emanates from the Marriage Foundation, which is an organisation aiming to be a “national champion for marriage”. Its stated aims are to seek to influence the way individuals, couples and society as a whole think about forming, maintaining and ending relationships, and it promotes access to relationship support and education, and a better public understanding of the nature and benefits of marriage. Fundamentally, it is a pro-marriage lobbying organisation. The Foundation has been in the…

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What would they have done differently?

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We have written before about the Marriage Foundation and its campaigning remit. We’ve also written about its founder, Sir Paul Coleridge, who recently announced his retirement from the High Court bench to concentrate his formidable powers on the foundation’s work. In fact, as part of its campaign to put marriage back at the heart of society, it has just published a survey which canvassed the views of almost 900 separated or divorced people about various aspects of their separation. Although this is a small sample of people in the context of the population at large, there are a few interesting…

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Living in Miserable Sin

By | Living together/cohabitation, News | No Comments

It has been a depressing few weeks for cohabiting couples, at least as far as official reports and surveys are concerned. A fortnight ago the Marriage Foundation, an organisation claiming to be “a national champion for marriage” and boasting many judges in its ranks of supporters (see here) published a report which claimed that cohabitation fails to offer a stable home for children, and that the societal move away from marriage is leading to family breakdown. The study, which you can read here, claims that in Britain today 45% of young teenagers are no longer living with both their parents. It…

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Marriage: the gold standard?

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Yesterday saw the launch of The Marriage Foundation, an organisation that has been set up by a High Court Judge “to be a national champion (advocate) for marriage, strengthening the institution for the benefit of children, adults and society as a whole”. At CFLP we’re generally all in favour of something that will benefit children, adults and society as whole, so we thought we’d take a closer look at the project. Sir Paul Coleridge is the man with the plan. He has been a High Court Judge for 12 years now and previously practised as a barrister in the field…

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