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Conflicting views: is marriage a medium for self-expression? Or an institution that cannot be altered?

I have recently had occasion to work through some of the research on Christianity’s recent decline in the UK. There is something of a consensus in the literature that at least part of the explanation for its deterioration is not, in fact, the rejection of the possibility of a spiritual dimension to reality—in fact, by some measures, people are becoming increasingly credulous. Instead, at least part of the answer lies in…

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