As the marriage goes, so goes the family. As the family goes, so goes society. Never before has the family unit been so threatened by outside pressures such as the vicious cycle of buying more yet never having enough. Today’s family is so busy trying to provide economic security that there is little time or energy left for the family. In this series, Father Tom shows us how marriage is a living sacrament, a spiritual journey of two people growing in unconditional love for each other. When parents love each other unconditionally, they are the greatest gift to their children. In addition, when parents give the children what they need rather than what they want, the children develop a sense of belonging to a family. The important lessons in this Retreat Series not only strengthens the family, but can boost a child’s self-esteem. This series describes the stages of love between a couple, the pitfalls they may encounter, the tools to use in building healthy relationships. With a spiritual focus on the family, we can meet the challenges of today!