Bringing The Family: A Proclamation to the World into your world

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The Family: A Proclamation to the World

“The Family: A Proclamation to the World” is a nine-paragraph declaration issued by the leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This doctrinal statement teaches of the divine role of the family in God’s eternal plan. It explains the importance of strong marriages and families and elaborates on how best to strengthen them. The family proclamation is full of inspired answers to society’s problems and is a firm anchor for individuals and families in a world of shifting values. While it is a statement of the doctrine for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the values of home and family improvement contained in this proclamation are shared by people all over the world and of many different faiths. 

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Marriage Between a Man and a Woman is Ordained of God

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Procreation and Sexual Intimacy

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Successful Families & Roles of Fathers and Mothers

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Gender is an Essential Characteristic

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Sanctity of Life

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Warnings and Accountability

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God’s Plan of Happiness

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Parents’ Duties Toward Children

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Family Advocacy in Communities and Governments

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Marriage Between a Man and a Woman is Ordained of God

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Gender is an Essential Characteristic

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God’s Plan of Happiness

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Procreation and Sexual Intimacy

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Sanctity of Life

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Parents’ Duties Toward Children

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Successful Families & Roles of Fathers and Mothers

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Warnings and Accountability

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Family Advocacy in Communities and Governments

Our Mission and Vision

 

This website has been created to house hundreds of scriptures and teachings from prophets and apostles, as well as research and stories from academic experts on social issues and the family. Our goal is to support (and not debate) the principles of “The Family: A Proclamation to the World.” It is our hope that the combination of these resources will help people of all ages connect the dots between the doctrine in this proclamation and its application to daily life. It’s the ultimate home and family improvement guide. 

We hope that youth and adults alike can use this site as a reference guide to help increase their testimonies and understanding about the “why” behind God’s doctrine on the family, and to help everyone more confidently articulate and defend these doctrines and principles.

Julie B. Beck, President of the General Relief Society (2007-2012) 

What questions do you have? What topics do you want to better understand? 

Find a paragraph or even a sentence that relates to your questions and start there. You’ll be able to ponder ancient and modern scripture, reason with research from social science, and gain experience from other people’s stories, both from within the Church and beyond.

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7 Ways to Build a Strong Family

In this video, leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints share how “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” can strengthen your family. Click below to read what else they have said about home and family improvement.

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