Friday, March 1, 2013

New IMFC director to focus on marriage research

Andrea Mrozek looks at the consequences of changing marriage's definition
Andrea Mrozek says she challenges the notion that taking away the lifelong
element of marriage "has been a liberating, freeing, or positive step." (Photo: CCN)
The new executive director of the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada worries about the changing definitions of marriage and family. Andrea Mrozek says the institute's next project will focus on marriages between middle class Canadians.
“The state has done a lot of damage to marriage, in a step-by-step manner, they’ve taken the institution of marriage and dismantled it almost beyond repair,” said Andrea Mrozek.

“Opening up marriage and taking away the lifelong element was one of the key things that damaged the institution of marriage,” she said, noting laws have made cohabitation the same as marriage in every province except Quebec.

Mrozek said she doubts the bulk of mainstream Canadians have changed their view that marriage is a permanent institution. Most marriages include vows along the lines of “’til death do us part,” she said, but “in practice that is no longer the case. There’s a huge gap there.”
Read the full story on The B.C. Catholic website.

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