The Sunday Times: Marshmallow or marriage? The greatest test of a human being

13-Jun-2016

It’s tempting to think of marriage as old-fashioned. Why not just live with someone and be done with it? Yet it survives. All kinds of practical benefits seem associated with being married, writes Alain de Botton

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Tie the knot to boost children’s mental health, couples told

29-May-2016

New research by Marriage Foundation shows that marriage significantly improves the self-esteem of teenagers and improves their life chances. Children with parents in a stable long-term cohabiting relationship did not see any benefit.

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Launch Gallery

 

The launch of the Marriage Foundation took place at Middle Temple Hall on Tuesday May 1, 2012.
 
    

There were speeches by Sir Paul Coleridge and Lord Sacks, the Chief Rabbi.  See this page for what was said during the course of the evening and this page for media coverage of the launch. 

   

Followed by a presentation by Rachel Gardner and young people from the Romance Academy.

   

A star performance of "Dino Love" by slam poet Harry Baker went down well.

  

Among other speakers was Baroness Butler-Sloss. Sir Paul also took the opportunity to introduce Harry Benson, the Marriage Foundation's newly-appointed Communications Director.

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