Amoris Laetitia (Joy Of Love)
This Apostolic Exhortation reminds us that "the desire to marry and form a family remains vibrant, especially among young people," and that "the Christian proclamation on the family is good news indeed" (no. 1). At the same time, the Exhortation reflects on the "crises, worries and difficulties" which face family life (no. 231), and reminds pastors and communities of faith to prepare couples for marriage (no. 205) and accompany them in the first years of married life (no. 217). Likewise, Amoris Laetitia challenges all the faithful to do more in accompanying, discerning and integrating those family situations which "radically contradict" the ideal of Christian marriage or "realize it in at least a partial and analogous way" (no. 292).