The Family: A Proclamation to the World (paragraph 7)
“Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities.“
The Family: A Proclamation to the World is a document published by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1995. It helps us to understand the importance of families and our duties as family members.
Heavenly Father created us in His image. He gave us bodies and He has a plan for us to live in families on earth and to be united as families eternally. Husbands and wives have a sacred responsibility to love and care for each other and their children. Families will be most happy if they live by the teachings of Jesus Christ.
We are warned not to abuse or neglect family members, and that the disintegration of the family will bring about the calamities foretold by prophets. We should do all we can to maintain and strengthen our families.
“We simply must have love and integrity and strong principles in our homes… We need to try harder to live the gospel in our family circles. Our homes deserve our most faithful commitments.” Howard W. Hunter
These lessons are perfect for: Family Home Evening at the beginning of the week, to recap the following Sunday or to enhance your family scripture study.
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