From the beginning God intended man and woman, who were made in His image, to be joined together as one. Man and Woman are joined together through the sacrament of Holy Matrimony. Holy Matrimony is a sacrament at the service of communion and mission because it is ordered to the building up of the Family of God through the union of spouses and the procreation of children. It is a sacrament that God has blessed so that husband and wife can help each other and their children get to heaven through their daily life of love and sacrifice for one another. Spouses are called to love one another as Christ loved the Church, humbly serving one another and seeking the other’s good. Marriage is the clearest sign or symbol that we have of God’s love for all people and how deeply He desires to be united to us. Marriage is a sign of heaven and points to the union that we will have with God for all eternity.