The myth of the ‘good divorce’

It all sounds rather sweet and innocent, doesn’t it? “We love each other very much … we are and always will be a family … in many ways we are closer than we have ever been … we are parents first and foremost” These were the words reportedly said by A-list couple Gwyneth Paltrow and […]

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Does religion help couples stay together?

I’m often asked if Christians have lower divorce rates than anyone else. Although I point out that I don’t know of any UK studies on this, evidence from the US is fairly mixed that religion – or ‘religiosity’ as it’s usually called in the academic papers – is linked to higher rates of stability. In […]

Muslim women have winning recipe for relationship success

PRESS RELEASE FROM MARRIAGE FOUNDATION Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain stunned the programme’s contemporary audience with her traditional views on family and her pride in her role providing for her husband and children. Despite her husband being chosen for her by her parents, Nadiya chose to renew her vows to her husband in […]

Legal rights for cohabiting couples will create more problems than it solves

It seems like a no-brainer, doesn’t it. A woman – and in most cases it is a woman – lives with a man for a number of years, sacrifices part or all of career to bring up their children, whereupon he walks out taking all of his earning with him. The children have rights under […]