The Bishop of Lichfield has insisted that marriage is the “basic building block of society”.
The Rt Revd Jonathan Gledhill made his comments after takin part in the launch of Marriage Week UK.
The event encourages couples to take time to refresh their relationships.
“After an intense day of meetings in the House of Bishops, it was lovely to hear good news about marriage in this country,” said Bishop Jonathan.
“I do find as I talk to people that many marriages drift along in the busyness of life. We become distracted by all sorts of things, and take our eyes off of our spouse.
“Yet marriage is the basic building block of society. It is a God-given gift that, like a good wine, needs sunshine and rain, time and attention to mature.
“You’re never too old to add some fresh sparkle to a relationship.”