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Men: The best gift for Mothering Sunday? Be kind to your wife!

(This article was originally published in this week's Church of England newspaper) Twenty two years ago, I stood on the brink of divorce. My wife Kate and I were good parents to our two young children. I had a good job and worked hard to make sure I could feed my family. Sure, there was the odd misunderstanding and argument between us as a couple. What family didn’t have them? But our problem was not that we were rowi

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Mothers happy to do lion’s share of household chores in return for kindness, finds survey

PRESS RELEASE FROM MARRIAGE FOUNDATION AND MARRIAGE WEEK:   A new survey of 291 mothers reveals that most mothers still tend to take responsibility for the majority of the childcare and domestic chores. More than half of these consider this a fair arrangement and less than half think it unfair. Only a small minority – less than 10 per cent – consid

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It’s not marriage that’s ‘patriarchal’. It’s cohabitation.

In an article for Metro last month, writer Rebecca Reid expressed horror that her fiancé might have asked her dad’s permission before he married her. The whole idea has “a massive historical problem” behind it, she declared furiously. There was a time when “women were property to be traded for the advancement of a family or for financial gain. That’s where asking

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