The Christian Institute - Marriage and the Family News https://www.christian.org.uk/news/marriage-and-family The latest marriage and the family news posts from The Christian Institute en-us Tue, 26 Mar 2019 17:40:04 +0000 Tue, 26 Mar 2019 17:40:04 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) MPs fail in latest attempt to undo law protecting women and unborn https://www.christian.org.uk/news/mps-fail-in-latest-attempt-to-undo-law-protecting-women-and-unborn/ Westminster MPs have been thwarted in their latest efforts to impose abortion and same-sex marriage on Northern Ireland.

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Fri, 08 Mar 2019 16:10:33 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/mps-fail-in-latest-attempt-to-undo-law-protecting-women-and-unborn/
'Jesus is more precious than my same-sex attraction' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/jesus-is-more-precious-than-my-same-sex-attraction/ A young woman has spoken out about how she is pursuing Christ in the face of her struggle with same-sex attraction.

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Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:43:15 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/jesus-is-more-precious-than-my-same-sex-attraction/
Christians stopped from fostering over biblical beliefs: Canada https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christians-stopped-from-fostering-over-biblical-beliefs-canada/ A Canadian adoption agency has been accused of discriminating against a Christian couple wanting to become foster parents.

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Thu, 14 Feb 2019 15:35:37 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/christians-stopped-from-fostering-over-biblical-beliefs-canada/
Will Young to read LGBT bedtime story on CBeebies https://www.christian.org.uk/news/will-young-to-read-lgbt-bedtime-stories-on-cbeebies/ Will Young will feature on CBeebies, the BBC’s channel for children under six, to read a bedtime story about same-sex parents.

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Tue, 05 Feb 2019 16:27:17 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/will-young-to-read-lgbt-bedtime-stories-on-cbeebies/
Same-sex marriage and abortion ‘for NI to decide’, Govt reiterates https://www.christian.org.uk/news/same-sex-marriage-and-abortion-for-ni-to-decide-govt-reiterates/ Controversial issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage remain for politicians in Northern Ireland to decide, the Government has said.

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Fri, 01 Feb 2019 15:58:54 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/same-sex-marriage-and-abortion-for-ni-to-decide-govt-reiterates/
Children suffer from family breakdown, studies show https://www.christian.org.uk/news/children-suffer-from-family-breakdown-studies-show/ A new study by University College London (UCL) confirms that children who experience family breakup are more likely to develop emotional and behavioural problems than those living with both parents.

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Thu, 24 Jan 2019 11:20:24 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/children-suffer-from-family-breakdown-studies-show/
Stonewall tells Westminster to impose same-sex marriage on NI https://www.christian.org.uk/news/stonewall-tells-westminster-to-impose-same-sex-marriage-on-ni/ Stonewall has joined with groups including Amnesty International and the National Union of Students (NUS), to call on Westminster to legalise same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland.

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Thu, 17 Jan 2019 11:40:18 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/stonewall-tells-westminster-to-impose-same-sex-marriage-on-ni/
US Christian adoption service faces closure for opposing homosexual adoption https://www.christian.org.uk/news/us-christian-adoption-service-faces-closure-for-opposing-homosexual-adoption/ A Christian adoption agency in the State of New York is being targeted by authorities over its policy of only placing children with opposite-sex, married couples.

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Tue, 18 Dec 2018 08:57:53 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/us-christian-adoption-service-faces-closure-for-opposing-homosexual-adoption/
'Quickie' divorces rob couples of chance at reconciliation https://www.christian.org.uk/news/quickie-divorces-rob-couples-of-chance-for-reconciliation/ Divorce lawyers are backing a Government scheme to make it much easier for couples to split.

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Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:54:47 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/quickie-divorces-rob-couples-of-chance-for-reconciliation/
Welsh Govt celebrates plan to criminalise parents https://www.christian.org.uk/news/welsh-govt-celebrates-plan-criminalise-parents/ A mum has stood up to the Welsh Government as it launched a ‘positive parenting’ strategy that precedes efforts to criminalise parents who smack their children.

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Fri, 26 Oct 2018 14:45:30 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/welsh-govt-celebrates-plan-criminalise-parents/
Smacking ban critics warn of 'bias' in Parliamentary committee https://www.christian.org.uk/news/smacking-ban-critics-warn-bias-parliamentary-committee/ A Scottish committee scrutinising a proposed smacking ban has been called “biased” because it is being led by the daughter of its main ambassador.

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Fri, 26 Oct 2018 09:33:19 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/smacking-ban-critics-warn-bias-parliamentary-committee/
NI maintains law on marriage and abortion https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ni-maintains-law-marriage-abortion/ Politicians in Westminster yesterday fell short in an attempt to change the law on marriage and abortion in Northern Ireland.

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Thu, 25 Oct 2018 15:20:24 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ni-maintains-law-marriage-abortion/
Quarter of young people favour 'phone-style' marriage contracts https://www.christian.org.uk/news/quarter-young-people-favour-phone-style-marriage-contracts/ Almost one quarter of 18-24-year-olds in the UK support the idea of temporary marriage contracts, according to a new survey.

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Wed, 24 Oct 2018 12:33:21 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/quarter-young-people-favour-phone-style-marriage-contracts/
Most Scottish voters oppose criminalising parents who smack their children https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scottish-voters-oppose-criminalising-parents-smack-children/ Less than a third of voters in Scotland support plans to criminalise parents who smack their own children, a new poll has found.

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Mon, 15 Oct 2018 14:29:58 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scottish-voters-oppose-criminalising-parents-smack-children/
Marriage referendum fails to pass in Romania https://www.christian.org.uk/news/marriage-referendum-fails-pass-romania/ A referendum seeking to enshrine the traditional definition of marriage in Romanian law has failed, due to low turnout.

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Wed, 10 Oct 2018 08:55:52 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/marriage-referendum-fails-pass-romania/
Peers challenge plans for no-fault divorce https://www.christian.org.uk/news/peers-challenge-plans-no-fault-divorce/ Plans to reform divorce law are deeply flawed, a top family lawyer has said.

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Fri, 05 Oct 2018 12:41:13 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/peers-challenge-plans-no-fault-divorce/
PM wants civil partnerships for heterosexual couples https://www.christian.org.uk/news/pm-wants-civil-partnerships-heterosexual-couples/ Theresa May has spoken of her pride in backing same-sex marriage as she pledged to introduce civil partnerships for heterosexual couples.

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Tue, 02 Oct 2018 14:51:36 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/pm-wants-civil-partnerships-heterosexual-couples/
The Times slammed for organising 'one-sided' divorce debate https://www.christian.org.uk/news/one-sided-divorce-debate-cant-disguise-marriage-benefits/ Columnist Rod Liddle has slammed a divorce debate for its overt bias.

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Fri, 28 Sep 2018 14:22:25 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/one-sided-divorce-debate-cant-disguise-marriage-benefits/
Govt launches ‘no-reason’ divorce consultation https://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-launches-no-reason-divorce-consultation/ The Government has launched a consultation on removing the requirement to provide a reason for divorce.

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Tue, 18 Sep 2018 13:19:36 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-launches-no-reason-divorce-consultation/
Politicians overwhelmingly back marriage referendum in Romania https://www.christian.org.uk/news/politicians-overwhelmingly-back-marriage-referendum-romania/ Romania’s Senate has backed a referendum on marriage, after pro-family groups organised a petition signed by millions.

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Fri, 14 Sep 2018 11:21:57 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/politicians-overwhelmingly-back-marriage-referendum-romania/