Jeff Boldt writes at Covenant:
Despite the recent explosions over the relationship of parenthood and baptism in the Diocese of Central Florida, I originally “conceived” the idea for this post in order to build on a previous one I wrote on infant baptism. There may or may not be practical conclusions to be drawn from what I have to say, but the purpose of my thoughts today is to make a few comments on the providential purpose of the sacraments and to show how they fit together in the history of salvation.
What I want to claim today is that each sacrament implies the other. In particular, this is true of the sacraments of marriage and baptism. …
Marriage, insofar as parenthood renders it sacramental, finds its ultimate end in the union of Christ and the Church. It finds its penultimate end in “nurturing” children in the faith.