Hallelujah! A family court judge has told the truth about the damage divorce wreaks on children
The truth = ignorant Mailite dogma.
Britain is blighted by serial divorce and a corresponding erosion of marriage. In 2010, there were some 241,000 marriages in England and Wales, fewer than a century ago, and 120,000 divorces, up by almost 5 per cent on the previous year.
Weasel. There are fewer marriages than a century ago, but the number is rising. That's why the number of divorces is up, too. The percentage of marriages ending in divorce has declined slightly over the last 20 years. But mere numbers will not hold Phillips back.
Sir Paul does not mince his words. As he so rightly says, family breakdown is the ‘scourge of society’. Families do not recover from the fundamental shock it administers.
How is this measured? What's the alternative — should parents stay together, miserable and loveless?
Children dragged into such cases may never recover from the emotional upset, and the cost to society of clearing up the mess is calamitous.
It marks you, for sure. But to suggest that children "never recover" requires a belief that they lived in some intrinsic state of purity and contentment beforehand.
Note the link made between single parents and criminality.
People think they can just dispose of a spouse because they fancy someone new or different.
So true. This is the only reason for divorce, ever.
And he calls upon couples not to have children unless their relationship is stable — which means not cohabiting but getting married.
It's no fun picking this argument apart, is it? Too easy.
liberals have sneered that staying together ‘for the sake of the children’ is a cruel and heartless doctrine. But since when was putting the welfare of their children ahead of parents’ own interests considered cruel and heartless? Only since society decided that children were an inconvenient obstacle to the right of parents to live lives of unfettered selfishness.
Being stuck in a house with miserable people who hate each other is not good for anyone's welfare. Children are perceptive. They notice.
to rescue marriage, you have to criticise and discourage un-marriage, or elective lone parenthood — and that is something Mr Cameron is notably reluctant to do.
Indeed, thanks to the family-wrecking Lib Dems the Government hasn’t even managed to get off the starting blocks in supporting marriage through the tax system.
So the best way to ensure stable families is to bribe people into getting married? The opportunity to get on your high horse and look down at the unmarried rabble is apparently not enough of a privilege.
For evil to triumph, it only needs good men to stay silent.
She didn't? Lolz!