Family First Media Release 4 Sep 2011
Family First NZ is slamming a divorce website launched today, labeling it as tacky and destructive.
“Divorce should be a last resort, and for the sake of children who are part of these families, we should be making divorce more difficult to obtain – not easier,” says Bob McCoskrie, National Director of Family First NZ.
“Websites like this simply cheapen and weaken the seriousness and important of marriage. It may save a few dollars for the adults concerned but it can leave lifelong scars and can also be devastating for the children. Divorce has huge negative impact on the health and wellbeing of both the adults and children.”
“The website is simply a commercial venture to make money, cynically launched on Valentine’s Day when we should be celebrating strong marriages and strong families.”
“It’s time we developed a marriage culture which promotes and honours marriage and provides resources and counseling to strengthen families – not provide a cheap and easy way to promote family breakdown,” says Mr McCoskrie.
“We encourage couples to divorce themselves from this website.”