Marriage

Why the Ancient Greeks thought adultery was worse than rape

25 October 2014 9:00 am

A footballer serves his sentence for rape, insisting on his innocence. Debate rages whether he should play again. To us,…

Spectator letters: St Augustine and Louise Mensch, war votes and flannel

11 October 2014 9:00 am

Faith and flexibility Sir: What a contrast in your two articles on religion last week: one liberal atheist parent (Claire…

Jeremy Vine’s diary: Zipcars, hipster milk and the word that means I’m losing an argument

4 October 2014 9:00 am

Last Tuesday I tried to sign up to a new life. My wife and I argued, slightly. ‘I don’t think…

Marriage and foreplay Sharia-style

27 September 2014 8:00 am

Needless to say, it’s not uncommon to hear single British women in their thirties and forties saying that all the…

Wedding receptions make me wonder about the point of marriage

30 August 2014 9:00 am

Back from holiday in Italy, I look out of my kitchen window in Northamptonshire to find the country view blocked…

Romance isn't a religion. Stop looking for The One and join The Queue

23 August 2014 9:00 am

Pity the modern starlet. Be she steaming-hot pop-tart or reality-show show-off, her range of emotional experiences will, thanks mostly to…

The pleasures of being a boring old unmarried couple

16 August 2014 9:00 am

The problem with not getting married, I am increasingly realising, is that you cannot get divorced. There is no mechanism…

What’s the point in being married if I can’t feel superior to my single friends?

9 August 2014 9:00 am

I’m due to speak at an Intelligence Squared debate on Saturday and I’m worried that I might be on the…

Why it’s time for a Cad of the Year Award

24 May 2014 9:00 am

Why it’s time for a Cad of the Year Award

Being the father of the bride has matured me – as I discovered in the nightclub afterwards

24 May 2014 9:00 am

So the wedding of my little girl to Andy Bancroft Cooke went off without a hitch, a wonderful ceremony in…

Why Beyoncé is a conservative icon

3 May 2014 9:00 am

Meet popular culture’s most powerful advocate for marriage

He's a great friend. He knows everything. Please don't let him phone

29 March 2014 9:00 am

Another sunny Sunday morning and the phone rings. I pick up the receiver. It’s Frank. I groan inwardly. Frank is…

The joy of less sex

22 March 2014 9:00 am

I used to think nothing would ever be more important. I was wrong

Help! My gay best friend is cheating on me

15 March 2014 9:00 am

My gay best friend is cheating on me with another woman. I saw him with her the other day and…

François Hollande - all the president's women

18 January 2014 9:00 am

Hollande’s affair demonstrates that the French are becoming more puritanical about monogamy

Forget the sex scandal. Why does Francois Hollande have only one pair of shoes? 

18 January 2014 9:00 am

Of all the interesting revelations by the French magazine Closer about François Hollande, the most interesting for me is its…

Celia Walden's diary: Have I finally caught my husband in an affair?

16 November 2013 9:00 am

For a minute I just stood there with my back against the wall, staring at the credit card receipt. Then…

Gay civil partners should resist pressure to 'upgrade' to marriage

10 August 2013 9:00 am

Apparently I’ve proposed to my civil partner. He claims that on BBC Radio 2, on the Jeremy Vine show (he…

Douglas Murray’s diary: My gay wedding dance-off with Julie Burchill

27 July 2013 9:00 am

The pilot refuses to get going until everyone is seated and quiet. When we take off there are raucous cheers.…

Nigel Farndale’s diary: The dread moment when they announce next year's school fees

20 July 2013 9:00 am

Next time I’m in a sauna I’m going to say: ‘It’s like a school sports hall on prize day in…

It’s the secret of a successful marriage: my wife treats me like a dog

6 July 2013 9:00 am

‘Here, Wolf,’ says the Fawn to me, showing me a saucer. ‘Look at this! This is the new place where…

I’ll tell you what really devalues marriage: patronising, preachy little tax breaks

6 July 2013 9:00 am

The Conservative party is trying to redefine marriage. I can’t believe they think they’re going to get away with this.…