Without marriage, we lose social stability, intergenerational memory, moral identity and that sense of belonging that every child deserves. Without it, we risk bringing up children in a moral vacuum where notions of sacrifice, duty and solidarity are never learned. True, it doesn’t always work out like that. But who can seriously doubt that, despite its challenges, marriage is still the best guarantee for social and moral cohesion we possess.~Mark DooleySource: Moral Matters, 17.7.2013