Category Archives: Latest News

  • Involved Dads Save Daughters from Risky Behavior

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    Christian Headlines 16 June 2017 Family First Comment: “The authors note it was the quality of dad’s time in the home that made the biggest impact. When his influence and presence was positive, the older...

  • Price of getting hitched rises for couples and celebrants

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    NZ Herald 18 June 2017 Family First Comment: Very good point! “My contention is, in a country that says we want to value marriage a licence should be granted on application for no fee.” A...

  • And so it begins: Colombia grants landmark marital union to three “husbands”

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    Colombia Reports 12 June 2017 Family First Comment: As predicted…. A notary in Colombia’s second-largest city Medellin granted full legitimacy to a marital union between three men, the first such arrangement to be recognized in...

  • Being married ‘protects your health’

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    BBC News 7 June 2017 Marriage appears to be good for your health, boosting your survival chances if you have a major heart risk factor such as high cholesterol, say researchers. A loving spouse might...

  • Bill to stop forced marriages has unanimous support

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    NewsHub 8 June 2017 Family First Comment: This law change makes sense. But it’s interesting that a 16-17 year old needs help when deciding to marry, but doesn’t need any help when having an abortion!...

  • Ten reasons marriage is good for your health

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    NZ Herald 23 May 2017 Family First Comment: We already knew all of this – but the NZ Herald has finally caught up. Notice the heading is not “Cohabitation is good for your health”!  😊...

  • Venue ends ban on same-sex weddings despite beliefs of founder

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    Luxury venue Stoneridge Estate ends ban on same-sex weddings in on-site chapel Stuff co.nz 20 May 2017 Family First Comment: You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to see that this venue was starting...

  • SOLOGAMY: The Saddest Trend You’ve Ever Heard Of

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    Daily Wire 15 May 2017 Family First Comment: We warned that once something is redefined once, there will be no stopping further redefinitions. Unfortunately…. we were right. http://www.protectmarriage.org.nz Apparently, people are now marrying themselves. Well,...

  • Babies with involved fathers learn faster, study finds

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    BBC News 10 May 2017 Family First Comment:This study comes after research by Oxford University found confident fathers, who embraced becoming a parent, were less likely to have children who displayed behavioural issues before the...

  • NZ proves popular as same-sex marriage destination

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    TVNZ One News 3 May 2017 Family First Comment: No surprises. As we have previously said, 58,540 traditional marriages of kiwis v 1,422 same-sex marriages of kiwis over the same period. Since gay ‘marriage’ was...

  • Married At First Sight NZ will trivialise marriage, church says

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    Stuff co.nz 25 April 2017 Family First Comment: Marriage should not be about ratings, voyeurism, or social experimentation. It’s a significant natural act based on commitment, love and intimacy. Three’s latest reality television import cheapens...

  • Good for Mike Pence wanting to protect his marriage

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    National Review 30 March 2017 Family First Comment: The media and the left are in an uproar because the Vice President made a decision years ago never to place himself in a compromising situation or...

  • In Europe, cohabitation is stable…right?

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    Brookings 27 March 2017 Family First Comment: “It turns out that even in Europe, cohabitation is markedly less stable for children than marriage. Analyzing data from 16 countries across Europe, we find that children born...

  • Sologomy: Woman who helps others self-marry reveal what takes place in the ceremonies

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    The Independent 23 March 2017 Family First Comment: The push continues to distort the true and natural meaning of marriage – “sologamy”, “monogamish”, polyamorous, group marriage, Dominique, who married herself in 2011 and wears a...

  • Why Gay ‘Marriage’ Has Not Cured Gay Loneliness

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    Charisma News 30 February 2017 Family First News: This is a fascinating read… “This feeling of emptiness, it turns out, is not just an American phenomenon. In the Netherlands, where gay marriage has been legal...

  • Job ad: No co-habiting couples need apply

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    Backlash over job ad ruling out de facto couples Stuff co.nz 28 February 2017 Family First Comment: Brilliant! “They’ll be living in a house on my property and setting an example for my daughters. I...

  • Same-Sex ‘Marriage’: Why did Bill English change his stance?

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    On the day that Prime Minister Bill English was appointed to his new job last year, he announced that he was no longer opposed to same-sex marriage and would “vote differently now”. He had previously...

  • More deeply flawed research on effects of same-sex marriage – again!

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    Media Say Same-Sex Marriage Will Save 134,000 Teens Per Year From Suicide. That’s Not What The Study Says. DailyWire 22 February 2017 Family First Comment: But that doesn’t stop the NZ media from promoting flawed...

  • It’s time for the Church of England to lay down the law on marriage

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    The Telegraph 16 February 2017 Family First Comment: Superb commentary: “People in society expect the Church to believe and teach the Bible. What other authority can the Church have? … The undeniable truth is that...

  • Polygamist’s second wife ‘may get sole-parent benefit’ – ministry

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    NZ Herald 17 February 2017 A Government ministry says a second “wife” in a polygamous marriage may be entitled to a sole-parent benefit. The surprising statement by the Ministry of Social Development has been condemned...