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marriage rates in UK lowest ever

Discussion in '2008 Archive' started by rbell, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. rbell

    rbell Active Member

    Jan 16, 2006
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    Plenty of discussion fodder:
    • The Brits' taxation system essentially rewards singlehood. Some say that contributes.
    • The secularization of Europe has certainly carried over into family life.
    From the story:


    What say you? Is this the US's future?
  2. The Scribe

    The Scribe New Member

    Jan 9, 2006
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    Then that needs to change.

    It's already here. People get married and divorce for no reason.
    Also, too many are living together.

    Romans 1: 24-32 (KJV)
    24: Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
    25: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
    26: For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
    27: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
    28: And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
    29: Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
    30: Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
    31: Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
    32: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
  3. StefanM

    StefanM Well-Known Member
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    Jul 4, 2004
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    Edited post.
  4. Martin

    Martin Active Member

    Jan 1, 2005
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    ==Since the United States is not England, and visa versa, I can't say that what has happened in the UK will happen in the US. Christians, however, should be more interested in evangelism and discipleship than social trends (which come and go). After all, do we really want the government rewarding those who get married and punishing those who don't? Sounds a bit like the policy of Augustus in the early Roman Empire. It does not sound anything like a free country.

    Being single is not a bad thing or a curse. Paul was single, as was Jeremiah, and the Lord Jesus (contrary to the assertions of Dan Brown and other historically ignorant folks).
    #4 Martin, Mar 30, 2008
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