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Making connections between our culture & the gospel in everyday life.

Bringing “The Family: A Proclamation to the World”

into your world.

We know there are a lot of challenging cultural issues in our day. We also know it can be sometimes difficult to make sense of things from a Christian worldview.

We’re here to work through it together and help find ways the family proclamation relates to us all.

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Why the proclamation is just as much about prophets as it is about family

How marriage and family are "the order of heaven"

Paragraph 1: Marriage is Ordained of God
Paragraph 2: Gender
Paragraph 6: Parents & Children
Paragraph 3: God’s Plan of Happiness
Paragraph 7: Successful Families, Mothers & Fathers
Paragraph 4: Procreation & Sexual Intimacy
Paragraph 8: Warnings & Accountability
Paragraph 5: Sanctity of Life
Paragraph 9: Family Advocacy in Community & Government

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Latest Articles

Is Our Heavenly Mother Conversation Drawing People to Christ?

Is Our Heavenly Mother Conversation Drawing People to Christ?

Anytime we draw extra attention to any particular truth in the gospel panorama, there is a natural risk of decentering or even unmooring our focus on Christ. Raising a few final questions about Bethany & McArthur’s article earlier this week.

Week 37 (Isaiah 1-12) Finding the Family in Come Follow Me

Week 37 (Isaiah 1-12) Finding the Family in Come Follow Me

In this week’s Come Follow Me lesson, Isaiah’s role as a prophet seems very clear. He prophesies about the future, he calls out sin, he teaches of God’s love and invites us to follow His ways. But sometimes in ways that are hard to understand. Regarding modern-day...

Week 36 (Proverbs) Finding the Family in Come Follow Me

Week 36 (Proverbs) Finding the Family in Come Follow Me

Proverbs 31, like paragraph 7 of "The Family: A Proclamation to the World" describe women in ways that seem outdated, maybe even offensive to some. However, President Russell M Nelson has reminded us that “From the dawning of time, women have been blessed with a...

Week 35 (Psalms) Finding the Family in Come Follow Me Week

Week 35 (Psalms) Finding the Family in Come Follow Me Week

What things have you experienced that have increased your faith? Have you wondered if you have a testimony?  As we finished our lessons in Psalms this week, maybe you observed how many of them were expressions of praise. There were also those that seemed to be written...

Week 32-34 (Psalms) Finding the Family in Come Follow Me

Week 32-34 (Psalms) Finding the Family in Come Follow Me

Studying the Psalms has invited us to examine many elements of our testimonies and relationships. Among them, relevant to family life are forgiveness and repentance. "The Family: A Proclamation to the World" also teaches these same things as important to successful...

Week 31: Finding the Family in Come Follow Me (Job)

Week 31: Finding the Family in Come Follow Me (Job)

What do we do when our own loved ones make it harder to be faithful? Job is a righteous man whom the Lord richly blesses in wealth and family. Faithful and generous, Job carefully observes the commandments. Out of seemingly nowhere, his abundance is taken away....

Week 28: Finding the Family in Come, Follow Me (2 Kings 2-7)

Week 28: Finding the Family in Come, Follow Me (2 Kings 2-7)

In this week's lesson we learn of Naaman, a commanding, important man in Syria. Yet, like anyone, he was subject to mortal afflictions and in this case, leprosy. Naaman was healed by the prophet Elisha, but his process was one of humility. At many junctures he laid...

Week 27: Finding the Family in Come, Follow Me (1 Kings 17-19)

Week 27: Finding the Family in Come, Follow Me (1 Kings 17-19)

The story of the prophet Elijah and the widow in Zarepheth is a remarkable story of faith, sacrifice and miracles. The Lord asked Elijah to go to Zarepheth, a land that would be facing a three year drought and famine. The Lord told Elijah there would be a widow there...

Week 25 & 26: Finding the Family in Come, Follow Me

Week 25 & 26: Finding the Family in Come, Follow Me

When we study a triumphant story like David and Goliath, the last thing we want to hear is that our hero, in the end did not win the good fight. In literature and theater, it’s called a tragedy. And it is indeed the heartbreaking reality of this cautionary tale (see...

Week 24: Finding the Family in Come, Follow Me (Ruth, 1 Samuel 1-3)

Week 24: Finding the Family in Come, Follow Me (Ruth, 1 Samuel 1-3)

This week’s lesson includes the story of Ruth and Naomi. It is a story of loyalty to commitments and covenants. It is a story that reminds us God provides a way. It is for sure a story that is also about the power of family. Ruth and Naomi were not mother and daughter...

Challenging the Stories We Tell Ourselves

Challenging the Stories We Tell Ourselves

I believe our stories regarding gender, identity, and sexuality deserve the same kind of careful scrutiny—and in some cases, perhaps some deep and courageous repairs too.

I’m thinking especially about three popular themes that come up repeatedly in our common discussions about these topics—each representing a particular story. Namely: “I want to be loving.” “It’s not my place to judge.” “I feel bad for them.”

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