*As a young person I was told "The greatest gift a father can give to his child, is to love their mother." I guess all these studies prove this following generations of bruised and broken children - physically and emotionally. Where will it end?
*Most definitely, nothing can beat a family unit for solidarity and commitment. Carole
*I am totally for marriage and against any other type of relationship. Thank you so much for this article. Monaleen
*One love and one partner and for the kids. Steve
*I am constantly amazed that so many people are prepared to bring children into the world but say they aren't quite ready to commit to the other parent. Fiona
*Definitely. From my own experience of a marriage of 49 years & all the evidence that can't be ignored! Rosemary
*It is the whole backbone to a healthy community. Paula
*It is the basis for society. Janice
*But entrenched socialist ideology will prevail, because hardworking income bearing people dont get involved in social politics. To the detriment of the population. Colin
*Absolutely - marriage is essential to the full wellbeing of the women in our country and the men as well. Talk out your problems, don't just quit!! It's not worth it - for everyone's sake!! Rosemary
*I applaud your article. But I think that the situation is not solved by shared parenting laws. Rather for a country to do well and thrive it has to challenge its ideological basis- that all forms of family are 'equivalent' when patently they are not. Thanks for the chance to comment. Matthew
*For centuries marriage between male and female has proved to be a satisfactory way of raising children and establishing and maintaining families. Relationships outside marriage either heterosexual or homosexual is going back to the dark ages where humans behaved like wild animals. Peter
*It is a biblical principle which we have ignored at our peril and society is paying a heavy price for its departure from God and His word. Ed
*I am at an age where I believe it is time for me to cease ranting and raving about all the changes to society and start enjoying the years I have left. I dispair for the future of younger generations as societies traditional values are slowly eroded away. People of my political persuasion have for years lamented the many changes wrought on our society by good meaning citizens who beleive everyone in the community is basically of good character when this is patently untrue and that once we relax the strong christian values that have been maintained in the past societies moral standards will start to decay which is very evident at present.
I well remember Enoch Powell in England sounding a warning to politicians about the mass immigration that was happening in England at the time. In hindsite how prophetic were his concerns.
The social experiment undertaken by the socialists is almost complete and will result in the total destruction of the way of life we are used to.
I admire the work done by Muriel and all those commentators on the right of the political spectrum but the masses are not yet listening and in fact have been climatised to expect that the state will provide everything they need in life. I think I may have run out of fight. Albyn
*My husband & I will celebrate 40 years of marriage this year. Ironically, our daughter is a solo parent raising our grandson on the DPB! Alice
*With all its problems, it is still better than the alternatives. The important issue is the commitment factor. It's a bit like the quip about democracy which has many problems but is still better than any of the alternatives. Peter
*Contrary to what the Anti-Clark and her socio-communist, leftie, bleeding-heart queer worshippers believe, marriage with the right commitment and reasons is the foundation of our Christian society. Mark
*It gives a stability to a couple. Too easy to walk away without the commitment of marriage. Lynn
*The many and varied reasons for a "YES" to your question are so blindingly obvious that comment is superfluous!!! Dianna