a married man with heart disease can be expected to live, on average, 1,400 days (nearly four years) longer than an unmarried man with a healthy heart
Some may dismiss this as ‘special pleading’ given that the article does after all feature in a ‘religious’ newspaper (the Catholic Sun). Others however may read it and consider that there is more to God and God’s ways than they had previously thought.
Either way, make sure to share it with friends.
via Studies confirm religion increases longevity, and marriage does too | The Catholic Sun.
Check out also the NZCN|Notes on marriage at http://nzchristiannet.wpengine.com/nzcn-notes/
… and the Marriage Week (7-14 February) website www.marriageweek.org.nz
MEDIA RELEASE NZ Christian Network is pleased to announce the launch of the NZ Marriage Week website.
In announcing the launch, NZCN National Director Glyn Carpenter said “It’s good that New Zealand can now join with other countries around the world where groups are working to strengthen marriages and the culture of marriage.
“Marriage Week is a joint initiative of Marriage Week International and the World Evangelical Alliance, of which NZ Christian Network is the New Zealand member.
“The purpose of this website is to feature articles and resources about strengthening marriage, and events related to Marriage Week which occurs each year from 7-14 February.
“It is not a website for debating contentious issues relating to marriage. The website is based on the concept of marriage as being between one man and one woman for life.
“Many people these days are simply not aware that when it comes to intimate relationships, marriage offers by far the best chances of a good and successful outcome.
“This website is intended to help get that message out”.
People with relevant information to share are invited to comment on this site or send in articles to be posted.
If you would like to register as a contributor to the site please make contact with the NZ Christian Network office.
MEDIA RELEASE: With the amended marriage law coming into effect today, New Zealand Christian Network is asking MPs and others who advocated for the law change to respect the freedom of belief and conscience of those who hold different beliefs on this matter.
National Director Glyn Carpenter said, it would be a pity if those assurances are ignored and people are forced to participate against their consciences with ceremonies they do not agree with or face consequences.
“This affects far more people than just marriage celebrants. I have heard this week from people involved in service industries who are worried they may have to close their businesses if they do not provide services for marriage ceremonies they don’t agree with.
“Freedom of belief and conscience need to be taken very seriously, not just for ordained ministers, but for all people” said Carpenter.