In a culture that denies the sacredness of human beings made in Gods image, the family must teach these foundational truths by modeling and teaching respect and love for people of all ages. At the Anglican Family Symposium, I led a workshop on this topic, titled "Building a Life-Affirming Family." This workshop discussed ways to accomplish this goal and also acknowledged common issues that can undermine family stability.
Signs of Love is a translation of a book by Father Renzo Bonetti, a Roman Catholic priest who lives near Verona in northern Italy. Originally published as The Liturgy of the Family, Signs of Love is an extended meditation on marriage as a living icon of God’s love. In Father Bonetti’s words, each marriage is “a book of God written in flesh” that instructs the couple and the world in the relationship of total self-giving that exists between the three Persons of the Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.