I wrote this short piece for the Church Times, in National Marriage Week in
2007. It is an attempt to commend marriage without marginalizing the
unmarried. The theme that 'marital values' can be found in lots of
relationships that are not formally marriages is
developed at length in my Theology and Families, chapter 5. The editor
gave it the sub-title 'It is possible to support married couples
without discouraging non-traditional families'.