This panel on marriage, a part of CWF’s 2017 Symposium titled “Encountering the Poor: A Feminine Lens on the Problem of Poverty”, featured Helen Alvaré, JD, and Meg McDonnell, MA, with Marriage: Out of Reach for the Poor? and Hilary Towers, PhD, with Cultivating Marital Commitment to Reduce Poverty: Bringing the Gospel of Marriage to the Poor. Alvaré and McDonnell discuss individual and community participation, as it seeks to be a solution to the relational poverty that leads women to choose single motherhood, as well as a resource to help poorer women and men find and keep lasting love, marriage, and family. While Towers explores the link between economic health and marriage trends in the U.S. Poor and working-class men and women without college degrees.