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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Aims

We champion long-lasting, stable relationships within marriage. 

There are other organisations which support couple relationships of all types; valuable work but not our mission.

Governments cannot legislate stronger relationships into existence. Ultimately, more stronger and longer-lasting marriages will be a product of our individual choices, behaviour and culture. The Marriage Foundation will seek to influence the way individuals, couples and society as a whole think about forming, maintaining and ending relationships. We therefore aim to promote:

  • wider and earlier access to relationships support and education
  • better public understanding of the nature and benefits of marriage