What do you think? Is marriage purely a private matter or does is there a wider social responsibility and concern? I’d like to hear what you think.
It has become fashionable to think (in the West at least) that marriage and relationships in general are a purely private matter. This was not always the case, with marriage being treated as a social contract with community responsibilities in many recent and historic societies.
Mr Justice Coleridge has sparked new controversy with his comments yesterday (16 June 2009):
- Deborah Orr: The social ills caused by family breakdown cannot be ignored (independent.co.uk)
- Family breakdown is now a national tragedy (telegraph.co.uk)
- Judge calls for action to stop British ‘epidemic’ of family breakdown (timesonline.co.uk)
What do you think? Is Mr Justice Coleridge describing you as playing “pass the partner” and “musical relationships”, or do you think his comments are needed in society today?