Family: A Proclamation to the World
Marriage between a man and a
woman is ordained of God and that the family is central to the Creators plan for the
eternal destiny of His children.
Elder Henry B. Eyring discusses The
Family: A Proclamation to the World.
The Eternal Family
Elder Robert D. Hales discusses
eternal family units in light of The Family: A Proclamation to the World.
The Joy of Living the Great Plan of Happiness
Elder Richard G. Scott discusses the
importance of the family in achieving true happiness.
- It's About Time
Jensen discusses the importance of "time" in building an eternal family.
about the Family
The basic unit of The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints is the family. "The home is the basis of a righteous life, and no
other instrumentality can take its place nor fulfill its essential functions" (David O. McKay).
The inherent emphasis on family in Latter-day Saint theology is
expressed in demographic patterns that are different for Mormons compared to the general
population." Encyclopedia of Mormonism
In LDS life and thought, sexuality consists of attitudes, feelings,
and desires that are God-given and central to God's plan for his children, but they are
not the central motivating force in human action. Sexual feelings are to be governed by
each individual within boundaries the Lord has set.
While members of other Christian denominations may speak
metaphorically of all humankind being
brothers and sisters and children of God, Latter-day Saints believe it literally in the
sense that a Father in Heaven and a Mother in Heaven created spirit
children in a premortal existence." Encyclopedia
of Spouse and Child
Individuals who abuse their spouses or children violate the laws of
both God and society.
The family is the most important unit of our society. This page is designed to provide ideas and resources to strengthen our families.
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