The Person and the Family

"Aristotle points out that 'to live is to be' and that man is essentially a social animal. This is why you can make a strictly anthropological case for marriage.  To find ourselves we have to get out of ourselves. A couple need the interpersonal connections that happen in the intimacy of the home if they are to really flourish. We were not created to remain alone.  We are not what modern culture increasingly supposes: autonomous entities bouncing off one another."