Families, plain and simple, begin with a man and a woman united as one. This is God's plan. As stated in Genesis 2:24, after God took a rib from Adam and made Eve, it is written, For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh. It is important to children for the man and woman to retain this unification, to keep the family going. Without it, needless sorrows develop along with hate and mistrust. Being sure of your love for the person you want to marry is also very important. It is a fact that families can work through difficulties and stay united as God planned. May God bless you.