Marriage Foundation press comment: The myth of the good divorce
Daily Mail, 3rd September 2014
by Steve Doughty: "Amicable divorce 'is just as damaging for children': Impact of a split on youngsters is same if couple remain friends or not"
Marriage Foundation press comment: "Before I Do"
Sunday Times, 24th August 2014
by Nicholas Hellen, Social Affairs Editor: "Happy wives have fewer notches on the bedpost"
The Australian, 25th August 2014
"Some can’t be satisfied: multiple partners points to marriage misery for women, researchers say"
Marriage Foundation press comment: 400,000 children not living with both parents
Christian Institute, 7th August 2014
"Almost 400,000 kids not living with both parents, stats reveal"
Marriage Foundation press comment: Adultery
London Live TV, 16th July 2014
"Affairs different when children are involved?"
Marriage Foundation press comment: Cheryl Cole's second marriage
[Blog post here]
BT News, 14th July 2014
by Nel Staveley: "Second time lucky, Cheryl"
Marriage Foundation press comment: Marriage Boom
[Blog post here]
The Telegraph, 11th June 2014
by John Bingham, Social Affairs Editor: "Marriage boom as Britain experiences the feel-good factor"
Daily Mail, 11th June 2014
by Matt Chorley and Steve Doughty: "Rise of the VERY old romantics: Weddings among over-65s jump by 25% in a year as marriage comes back into fashion"
Marriage Foundation press release: "Nearly half of today’s 20 year olds will never marry"
[Press release here; report here, blog post here]
Daily Mail, 9th June 2014
by James Chapman: "Why half of today's 20-year-olds will never get married: How young couples are more likely to cohabit than tie the knot"
The Telegraph, 9th June 2014
by James Edgar: "Half of 20-year-olds will never marry in 'devastating' trend"
Marilyn Stowe Blog, 10th June 2014
"Half of young people “will never marry”"
il Giornale.it, 10th June 2014 (Italian)
"La generazione single Quella metà del mondo che non si sposerà mai"
Daily Mail, 12th June 2014
by Linda Kelsey: "As research predicts most 20-somethings will never wed I fear my two divorces have put my son off marriage for life"
Global Legal Post, 12th June 2014
by Shannon Sweeney: "No marriage for half of 20-year-olds"
Voice of Russia, 15th June 2014
"Marriage on the decline but "'happily ever after' still has deep appeal""
novinky.cz, 15th June 2014 (Czech)
"Manželství se dostává na druhou kolej"
Voice of Russia debate, 29th June 2014
"Is marriage in the UK on the decline?"
The Telegraph, 21st July June 2014
"Will Generation Y ever tie the knot?"
Sir Paul Coleridge's first post-retirement interviews
Sunday Times, 18th May 2014
by David Leppard: "Senior judge attacks chief justice"
Sunday Times, 18th May 2014
by David Leppard: "What would they do next — hang me?"
Daily Mail, 18th May 2014
by Ian Drury: "High Court judge who spoke out in favour of marriage says he would have been 'publicly hanged' if he had spoken out again"
Sky News, 18th May 2014 [Transcript]
The Times, 19th May 2014
by Frances Gibb: "Judge attacks colleagues over ‘chronic fear of risk’"
Victoria Derbyshire, BBC Radio 5 Live, 19th May 2014
At 07.20 - 36.05
Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2, 19th May 2014
At 01.09.40 - 01.28.55
MF Press Comment: Disappearing Stepfamilies
The Telegraph, 9th May 2014
by John Bingham, Social Affairs Editor: "Britain’s vanishing stepfamilies"
MF Press Comment: "Marriage at First Sight"
The Express, 8th May 2014
by Sarah Ann Harris: "Controversial 'Married At First Sight' show slammed as 'nonsense' by experts"
The Telegraph, 8th May 2014
by Hannah Furness, Arts Correspondent: "Channel 4 accused of trivialising marriage as strangers wed for new show"
The Times, 9th May 2014
by Alex Spence, Media Editor: "First sex in the studio, now strangers marry on sight"
International Business Times, 9th May 2014
by Ben Skipper: "Married at First Sight: Strangers Get Hitched in New Channel 4 Show"
Daily Mail, 9th May 2014
by Laura Cox: "Channel 4 slammed by marriage campaigners over reality show that will see two strangers wed before being asked if they want to divorce six weeks later"
Canada Free Press, 10th May 2014
by David C. Jennings: "Marriage at First Sight - where British strangers get married on TV"
Malta Independent, 10th May 2014
"TV show: Couples to wed minutes after meeting, can divorce after 6 weeks"
Sir Paul Coleridge retires to focus on the Marriage Foundation
BBC News, 17th April 2014
"High Court judge Sir Paul Coleridge calls for end to family breakdown 'misery'"
The Telegraph, 17th April 2014
By Claire Carter: "Judge Sir Paul Coleridge retires and calls for end to family breakdown"
Daily Mail, 17th April 2014
By Daniel Martin, Whitehall Correspondent: "I can't just sit and watch the misery of divorce, says judge as he quits"
Belfast Telegraph, 17th April 2014
"Stop family breakdown, says judge"
The Times, 18th April 2014
By Frances Gibb, Legal Editor: "Rebel tells judges to speak out against family breakdown"
The Telegraph, 18th April 2014
The Telegrah View: "No justice for this judge"
Marilyn Stowe Blog, 23rd April 2014
"High Court judge Sir Paul Coleridge retires"
Christian Institute Blog, 23rd April 2014
"Top judge: ‘Stem the tide’ of family breakdown"
Law Gazette, 5th May 2014
by Joshua Rozenberg: "Breaking with the past"
MF Press Comment: ONS data on living arrangements and marital status
The Express, 28th March 2014
By Sarah O'Grady: "How 15.7m Britons are saying 'I don't' to marriage"
Daily Mail, 28th March 2014
BySteve Doughty, Social Affairs Correspondent: "Why divorcees like to be by the sea: Faded seaside towns have higher numbers because of low cost of living"
MF Press Comment: Budget 2014
The Telegraph, 16th March 2014
By Tim Ross, Political Correspondent: "Budget 2014: George Osborne told to extend marriage tax break"
Daily Mail, 16th March 2014
by James Chapman: "Working parents to get £1,200 tax break to help with soaring childcare costs but stay-at-home mums miss out again"
The Conservative Woman, 19th March 2014
by Harry Benson: "The marriage tax break could still make a difference"
MF Press Comment: Pre-nups
BBC Radio 4, 27th February 2014
"Pre-nups 'will become more common'"
BBC News, 27th February 2014
"Binding 'pre-nup' law for couples proposed"
The Telegraph, 27th February 2014
by Claire Carter: "'Prenups to become commodity not luxury'"
BBC Radio 2, 27th February 2014, 1.40pm
hoy.es, 27th February 2014 (Spanish)
"Londres propone una ley que regule los acuerdos prenupciales"
BBC Radio 4, 28th February 2014, 8.40pm
The Independent, 1st March 2014
by Katy Guest: "Healthy marriages need kindness, not pre-nups"
MF Press Comment: Adultery websites
The Mirror, 23rd February 2014
by Richard Wheatstone: "Love-cheat OAP, 94, is one of almost a MILLION married people hunting for affairs on 'irresponsible' website"
Liverpool Echo, 23rd February 2014
by Helen Davies: "19,000 would-be Merseyside cheats flock to website that sets up affairs"
MF Press Release on ONS Data: New marriages stronger for 8th year running
Blog of the Institute for Family Studies, 6th February 2014
by Harry Benson: "Surprising Divorce Trends in the UK"
The Telegraph, 6th February 2014
by John Bingham, Social Affairs Editor: "Marriage 'stronger than for a generation' despite increase in divorces"
The Times, 6th February 2014
by Rosemary Bennett, Social Affairs Correspondent: "Hard times are over, so it’s safe to get divorced"
The Express, 7th February 2014
by Sarah O'Grady: "Divorce rate is set to soar because of booming economy"
The Sunday Times, 23rd February 2014
by Nicholas Hellen, Social Affairs Editor: "Young couples send divorce to 30-year low"
Daily Mail, 23rd February 2014
by Steve Doughty: "More couples surviving the seven-year itch: Early divorce risk lowest since 70s"
MF Press Comment: Commons Education Select Committee
The Times, 23rd January 2014
by Rosemary Bennett, Social Affairs Correspondent: "Bad parents ‘must be told to put children first’"
Marriage Foundation's response to the DWP Family Stability Review
See the response here.
Daily Mail, 21st January 2014
by Steve Doughty: "Encourage marriage for the sake of children: Top judge's advice to Iain Duncan Smith to combat high break-up rates among cohabitees"
Marilyn Stowe Blog, 21st January 2014
"Cohabitation drives family breakdown, campaigners claim"
Christian Concern, 23rd January 2014
"High Court Judge challenges state to promote marriage to combat family breakdown"
Daily Mail, 23rd January 2014
by Steve Doughty: "Decline of marriage: Just 4million homes now made up of husband, wife and children"
The Telegraph, 23rd March 2014
by Steven Swinford, Senior Political Correspondent: "Midwives, GPs and registrars to help tackle family breakdown"
House of Commons Debate on Strengthening Couple Relationships, 14th January 2014
BBC Democracy Live, 14th January 2014
"Westminster Hall: Strengthening couple relationships"
The Telegraph, 14th January 2014
by Matthew Holehouse, Political Correspondent
The Express, 17th January 2014
"Politicians must be ready to speak up for marriage"
The Express, 18th January 2014
by Ross Clark: "Family breakdown is a huge burden on our taxpayers"
The Sunday Express, 19th January 2014
by Marco Giannangeli: "MPs tell Cameron to fight 'plague' of failing marriages"
Marriage Foundation's Second National Conference "For the Sake of the Kids — Relationships Education: the problem, policy and practice"
The Times, 5th December 2013
by Frances Gibb, Legal Editor: "Divorcing couples ‘ignorant’ about the damage to children"
The Telegraph, 5th December 2013
by John Bingham, Social Affairs Editor: "Teach married couples about monogamy for sake of the children, says High Court judge"
The Times, 6th December 2013
by Penelope Leach: "Revealed: the ruinous cost of family breakup"
The Times, 6th December 2013
by Frances Gibb, Legal Editor: "A stressed-out mother ‘is bad for her unborn baby’"
Daily Mail, 6th December 2013
by Steve Doughty: "The cost of divorce isn't money, but sheer pain: Judge's warning to parents"
The Telegraph, 6th December 2013
by James Kirkup, Political Editor: "Glitzy weddings take shine off marriage, says Iain Duncan Smith"
The Times, 7th December 2013
by Frances Gibb, Legal Editor: "Marriage should be cherished, says Duncan Smith"
Daily Mail, 7th December 2013
by Damien Gayle: "Obsession with having a glitzy fairytale wedding is killing the meaning of marriage for many couples, says minister"
The Telegraph, 8th December 2013
by John Bingham, Social Affairs Editor: "Don't have children unless you are ready to marry, says judge"
Daily Mail, 8th December 2013
by Rachel Johnson: "Don't envy those 'power couples' - they're cursed"
The Independent, 8th December 2013
by Tom Foot: "Couples should not have children until they are ready to marry, says High Court judge"
Huffington Post, 9th December 2013
"Don't Have Children Unless You're 'Stable Enough' To Get Married, Judge Paul Coleridge Says"
Daily Mail, 9th December 2013
by Mario Ledwith: "'Get married if you want a family': Top judge urges parents to tie the knot as he attacks politicians' 'ignorance' towards the virtues of married life"
Yahoo News, 9th December 2013
"'No kids unless you're stable: judge"
The Guardian, 9th December 2013
"Only have children if you are ready to marry, says high court judge"
The Telegraph, 9th December 2013
by Cristina Odone: "If the Left wants to help working-class people, it should boost marriage"
The Times, 9th December 2013
by Kevin Maher: "Kevin Maher: The grass is greener on the other side of wedlock"
The Independent, 9th December. 2013
by Adam Withnall: "Couples should marry before having children, High Court judge says"
The Mirror, 9th December 2013
by Steve Robson: "'Couples should only have children if they are married' says top judge"
Daily Mail, 10th December 2013
"Why I believe any couple who want to start a family should be ready to marry"
Huffington Post, 10th December 2013
by Michael Kallenbach: "Why Couples Counselling Would Have Been Good for Nigella and Charles"
The Dating Dilemma, 12th December 2013
by Andre Adefope: "No one likes to talk about relationships breaking down, but we need to!"
RFC Family Law, 12th December 2013
by Megan Bennie: "Marriage conference focuses on the effect of divorce on children"
Family Law Week, 13th December 2013
"Divorcing couples regret the impact on children but don’t tend to seek help, survey finds"
Daily Mail, 16th December 2013
by Peter Hitchens: "A tax break can't rescue marriage: It's been doomed for four decades"
Sydney Morning Herald, 16th December 2013
by Bettina Arndt: "The unspoken truth about marriage and kids"
Huffington Post, 17th December 2013
"Survey Reveals What Divorced Couples Regret Most"
Marriage Foundation press comment: Autumn Statement
The Telegraph, 5th December, 2013
by Steve Hawkes, Consumer Affairs Editor and Nicole Blackmore: "Autumn Statement 2013: Marriage tax break 'will help poorest families’"
Marriage Foundation press comment: Unwed parents four times more likely than the married to split
The Sunday Times, 1st December, 2013
by Nicholas Hellen, Social Affairs Editor: "Unwed parents four times more likely than the married to split"
Daily Mail, 1st December. 2013
by Deni Kirkova: "Revealed: Unmarried couples account for just a fifth of parents - but HALF of all family breakdowns"
Marilyn Stowe Blog, 2nd December. 2013
"Unmarried parents set to account for half of all family breakdowns, campaign group claims"
Christian Today, 2nd December 2013
"Britain needs greater commitment to traditional family, says Marriage Foundation"
The Alpha Parent, 16th December 2013
"Why Married Parents Are Better Parents"
Christian Today, 12th January 2014
"Time to reverse 'bias' against marriage – Iain Duncan Smith"
Sir Paul Coleridge's interview with The Tablet
The Times, 29th November 2013
by John Bingham, Social Affairs Editor: "Judge Sir Paul Coleridge quit because of lack of ‘support’ over marriage stance"
Marriage Foundation press comment: ONS Families and Households data 2013
The Times, 1st November 2013 — Full text.
by Rosemary Bennett, Social Affairs Correspondent: "Children return to the nest with their partners in tow"
Marriage Foundation press comment: how to argue
The Times, 28th October 2013 — Full text.
by Anna Moore: "How to make arguments good for your relationship"
Marriage Foundation press comment: newly released 2011 census data
The Telegraph, 12th October 2013
by John Bingham, Social Affairs Editor: "Britain's married minority"
Daily Mail, 12th October 2013
by Ellie Buchdahl: "Bridget Jones Britain: Married couples are now a MINORITY in UK as the number of single Britons soars by a quarter"
Daily Mail, 13th October 2013
by Steve Doughty: "Coastal towns have UK's highest number of residents from broken marriages"
Daily Mail, 16th October 2013
by Steve Glover: "For years the Left crushed debate on fatherless families. Now one man's dared to tell the truth"
Daily Mail, 21st October 2013
by Jack Doyle: "Half of today's babies will see their parents split up by the time they reach the age of 15"
The Telegraph, 21st October 2013
by Rosa Silverman: "Half of today's children will see parents separate"
Sir Paul Coleridge addresses the Family Law Conference 2013
Click here for Sir Paul Coleridge's full speech
The Times, 9th October 2013 — Full text.
by Frances Gibb: "Family law hopelessly outdated, says Judge"
The Law Society Gazette, 10th October 2013
by Catherine Baksi: "Kill off outdated family law, says retiring Coleridge"
Letters to the editor, The Times, 11th October 2013
Caroline Goorney, Newcastle upon Tyne : "Family law reform"
Marilyn Stowe Blog, 11th October 2013
"Modernise divorce law, says retiring judge"
Family Law Week, 13th October 2013
"Matrimonial Causes Act should be ‘killed off’ says Sir Paul Coleridge"
Marriage Foundation press comment: marriage waiting periods
Daily Mail, 11th October 2013
by Jack Doyle: "Wedding shake-up to tackle sham marriages: Notice period increased to 28 days so officials can check unions are genuine"
Marriage Foundation report: End the couple penalty which encourages couples to 'pretend to live apart'
Sunday Times, 15th September 2013 — Full text.
by Nicholas Hellen: "240,000 couples claim to be apart to grab lone-parent benefit"
The Times, 16th September 2013 — Full text.
by Harry Benson: "It’s only fair to get rid of the marriage penalty"
The Telegraph, 21st September 2013
by Steven Swinford, Senor Political Correspondent: "Married tax breaks will be "empty gesture" unless they are more generous"
The Telegraph, 23rd January 2014
by John Bingham, Social Affairs Editor: "Out of sight but not out of mind — Britain's long-distance marriages"
Marriage Foundation press comment: British Social Attitudes Survey shows that we value fidelity and commitment more than ever
The Telegraph, 10th September 2013
by John Bingham, Social Affairs Editor: "Marriage 'no longer the foundation stone of family life'"
Marriage Foundation press comment: IFS study is wrong to say that marriage doesn't matter
The Telegraph, 24th July 2013
by Sir Paul Coleridge: "Sir Paul Coleridge: IFS report on marriage 'misses the point'"
The Telegraph, 24th July 2013
by Steven Swinford, Senior Political Correspondent: "David Cameron's tax breaks are 'symbolic', IFS says"
The Telegraph, 24th July 2013
by Steven Swinford, Senior Political Correspondent: "Decline of marriage has led to family breakdown, senior judge warns"
The Telegraph, 24th July 2013
Video: "IFS report misses the point of marriage tax breaks"
Family Law Week, 25th July 2013
"IFS and Marriage Foundation disagree as to whether 'marriage is good for children'"
Marilyn Stowe Blog, 25th July 2013
"Marriage offers little benefit to children, says Institute for Fiscal Studies'"
Marriage Foundation press comment: Childhood sweethearts
The Independent, 24th July 2013
by Jonathan Brown: "Childhood sweethearts more likely to endure the earlier you were born, study reveals"
Marriage Foundation press comment: births outside of marriage
BBC London 94.9, 11th July 2013
At 1:14 to 1:20
Divorce rates immune to boom and bust, new MF research shows
Daily Mail, 24 June 2013
Financial pressures during a recession 'does NOT lead to more break ups'
Daily Telegraph, 24 June 2013
The theory that recession leads to a rise in divorce has been dismissed in a new study arguing that there is no link between the economy and family break-up
Marilyn Stowe Blog, 24 June 2013
The Marriage Foundation: ‘no link’ between divorce and recession
Money and Divorce, 1st July 2013
Marriage Foundation's new report says recession 'does not lead to more break ups'
Harry Benson argues the case for marriage on BBC 2's Newsnight programme
Newsnight (BBC 2) 22nd May