It’s been an unpleasant week for single laymen, I’ve heard. Valentine’s Day and World Marriage Day, and even the current battle over the contraception mandate—all have love and marriage, or at least fertility, at the center of the conversation.
But even at other times of the year, the Church in America is extremely family-centered. There are countless Church ministries dedicated to encouraging, supporting, and celebrating marriage and family life: meals and baby supplies for new mothers, retreats and lectures for couples, special blessings and intercessory prayers for the family. Myriad groups and activities invite and support children of all ages. And of course the “milestone”...READ MORE