Sunday, 4 October 2015


'Christians do not believe marriage and family exist for themselves, but rather serve the ends of the more determinative community called church. The assumption that the family is an end in itself can only make the family and marriage more personally destructive. When families exist for no reason other than their own existence, they become quasi-churches, which ask sacrifices far too great for insufficient reasons.' 
Stanley Hauerwas in Christine O Colon and Bonnie E Field, Singled Out, p.221.