I want to get Ian Duncan-Smith to come down to speak on the family, he and his think tank have just come up with a report on strengthening society through strengthening the family.
"This review is working from an underlying assumption that marriage should be supported both in government and in the law," he said.
"Policy can and should be focused on stemming the tide of relationship breakdown. Marriage acts as a stabiliser and a signal.
"Married couples are far less likely to break up than couples who live together without getting married."
He added a quarter of children live in single-parent families and they were three times more likely to experience abuse.
Meanwhile Bernardos have conducted a poll which seems to illustrate how anti-child we have become in the UK.
The poll found:
• 43% of adults believed "something must be done to protect us from children";
• 35% agreed with the proposition that "nowadays it feels like the streets are infested with children";
• 45% said people "refer to children as feral because they behave that way";
• 49% disagreed with the statement that "children who get into trouble are often misunderstood and in need of professional help".
The poll is illustrative of how we have become infected with a contraceptive mentality that finds children as alien to society, an enemy within.
And this from Paulinus about "Proposition 8" in California is an interesting tangent and shows the danger of thinking of "marriages" which are by nature not child centred.
I hope Jackie doesn't mind me using one of her pictures as an illustration for this post. Her blog is a marvellous reminder of how children and family should been seen as a sign of God's blessing.