Do you feel that the church does a good job with building families? I was having a discussion with another single christian woman and I had started formulating questions in my head about why the church isn't meeting this need. I also wanted to stay away from making the church a place that people come to from the wrong reasons. So, when I mention "families", I mean all aspects of family life. The person I was speaking with mentioned that there really isn't anything out there besides pre-marital counseling for people who have decided to get married and marriage counseling. I don't hear a ton about, 1) Being a good child. 2) Being a good parent. 3) Being a good spouse. 4) With regard to marriage (the family unit), the importance of seeking a partner, what to look for in a partner, how to be the right partner, romantic love, dating, etc. Now, within a sermon, I may hear a line or two but I don't feel that I've heard an entire sermon focused on any of these aspects. I have heard sexual immorality sermons which I think are great but, as 1 Cor 7:2 points out, "But since sexual immorality is occurring, each man should have sexual relations with his own wife, and each woman with her own husband." I feel that there should be more focus on building families from the ground up and encouraging people to create families thoughtfully instead of families merely being a by-product of haphazard decision making. I'd like to hear other people's opinions about what they see, why the church may be or may not be meeting this need, and what improvements can be made.