Archbishop praises married couples’ ‘heroism’

Telegraph UK 06 Feb 07
The Archbishop of Canterbury launched a stinging attack yesterday on those who fail to appreciate the benefits of marriage, and described married couples as heroes who give stability to society. Dr Rowan Williams said the “commentating classes of north London” – whose own marriages often failed – were unable to see the wider cost to society of marriage breakdowns.Dr Williams said many of those commentating on marriage were “trading off the inherited capital” of previous generations who worked at marriage and stayed together. Their “prosaic heroism” and “moral geography” had provided a stable background for the next generation.