God created families–every human being was created in His image. Sin ruined His plan, but through Christ’s death, He opened the possibility for reconciliation and restoration. Because of God’s love, mercy, and sacrifice for us, we strive to strengthen, rebuild, restore, and reconcile families to God’s image.
 
Marriage, a union for life, is a symbol of the union between Christ and His church.
--Ellen G. White (7T 46)