Saturday, June 18, 2011

Lucia Lack of marriage in New Zealand leading to societal breakdown UPDATE

"Is marriage over?" asks today's front page of the Dominion Post. Followed by an article detailing a record low number of marriages last year, and a justification of why people don't need to get married.

"Marriage is thought of a lot like having kids these days. People think long and hard about whether they want to be tied down by it all. A lot of people put marriage in the 'too hard' basket."

Indeed. Many children in classrooms across the country only have a mother at home to look after them. Child raising used to be the domain of two committed married parents, now it's increasingly done by single women, supported by the taxpayer. Lack of commitment leads to increases in family break up, yet how many realise that?

And now a beautiful message from Pope Benedict XVI to families:



Related link: Number of weddings falls to all-time low

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