It is universally recognised that “families matter.” Families are the basic building blocks of society and ideally intended for fulfillment, happiness and joy. The Joy of Love experienced by families is also the joy of the Church.” So writes Pope Francis in Amoris Laetitia, his 2016 document on the Family. Economically they are effective and practical ways of living and sharing life tasks. Needs for housing, feeding, caring for and providing security for different age groups are best met. Permanence offers security, necessary for optimum development of the young. On a psycho-social and spiritual level tasks and life skills are practised and learned. Ubuntu is practised, values, morality, faith and traditions are shared and passed on. Managing relationships and conflict come with practice in communal living. God did not create human beings to live alone. God, as Trinity, is a community of three persons in relationship.