Marriage and Family
The family is central to God’s plan of happiness, so relentlessly the evil one strikes at the sanctity of life and the heart of the home. His focus is to…
“Even with its flaws, the family is basic, and since no other institution can compensate fully for failure in the family, why then, instead of enhancing the family, the desperate search for substitutes? Why not require family impact studies before proceeding with this program or that remedy, since of all environmental concerns the family should be first? Hundreds of governmental departments and programs protect various interests, but which one protects the family?” –Neal A. Maxwell
“With so much of sophistry that is passed off as truth, with so much of deception concerning standards and values, with so much of allurement and enticement to take on the slow stain of the world, we have felt to warn and forewarn. In furtherance of this we ... issue a proclamation to the world.” From #PresHinckley’s Sept. 1995 #GeneralConference facebook.com/223271487682878 message lds.org/general-conference/1995/10/stand-strong-against-the-wiles-of-the-world. facebook.com/FamilyProclamation
#ItsTrue; ... “Father is the noblest title a man can be given. It is more than a biological role. It signifies a patriarch, a leader, an exemplar, a confidant, a teacher, a hero, a friend, and, ultimately, a perfect being.” From #ElderBackman’s inspiring message ‘What the Lord Requires of Fathers’ lds.org/ensign/1981/09/what-the-lord-requires-of-fathers. Learn more facebook.com/FamilyProclamation. #ShareGoodness, and #passiton
#ItsTrue; ... “No one can do what a righteous woman can do.” ... “Women shape the future.” –President Russell M. Nelson ... LIKE and SHARE if you agree. #PassItOn Learn more facebook.com/FamilyProclamation; lds.org/topics/women-in-the-church. #Men; #Women; #Marriage; #Family; #FamilyProclamation; #LivingProphets; #RussellNelson; #GospelLiving; #ShareGoodness
“There are many political, legal, and social pressures for changes that de-emphasize the importance or change the definition of marriage, confuse gender, or homogenize the differences between men and women that are essential to accomplish God’s great Plan of Happiness. Our eternal perspective sets us against such changes.” –Dallin H. Oaks, Harvard Law School, 2/26/10 ... Learn more facebook.com/FamilyProclamation. #ShareGoodness, and #passiton
“We warn that individuals who violate covenants of chastity, who abuse spouse or offspring, or who fail to fulfill family responsibilities will one day stand accountable before God. Further, we warn that the disintegration of the family will bring upon individuals, communities, and nations the calamities foretold by ancient and modern prophets.” Learn more lds.org/family/proclamation; facebook.com/189155347799517. #Marriage #Home #Family #Proclamation #LordsPlan #DesignofGod #Prophets #Warning
“We [The First Presidency and the Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints] call upon responsible citizens and officers of government everywhere to promote those measures designed to maintain and strengthen the family as the fundamental unit of society.” Learn more lds.org/family/proclamation; facebook.com/FamilyProclamation. #ShareGoodness, and #PassItOn
“Forgiveness should go hand in hand with love. Blame keeps wounds open. Only forgiveness heals.” A good reminder that the second great commandment, “love thy neighbor as thyself” is the best advice for creating happier homes. ... From #PresMonson’s pinterest.com/pin/24066179228814793 inspiring #GeneralConference facebook.com/223271487682878 message lds.org/general-conference/2014/04/love-the-essence-of-the-gospel. Learn more facebook.com/FamilyProclamation; lds.org/topics/forgiveness. #PassItOn
“When you are married, be fiercely loyal one to another. Selfishness is the great destroyer of happy family life. If you will make your first concern the comfort, the well-being, and the happiness of your companion, sublimating any personal concern to that loftier goal, you will be happy, and your marriage will go on throughout eternity.” –Gordon B. Hinckley ... Learn more facebook.com/FamilyProclamation. Enjoy more from #PresHinckley facebook.com/GordonBHinckleypage. #ShareGoodness; #PassItOn
“I promise that as you diligently work to remodel your home into a center of gospel learning, over time your Sabbath days will truly be a delight. Your children will be excited to learn and to live the Savior’s teachings, and the influence of the adversary in your life and in your home will decrease.” From #PresNelson’s inspiring #GeneralConference facebook.com/223271487682878 talk lds.org/general-conference/2018/10/becoming-exemplary-latter-day-saints Learn more facebook.com/FamilyProclamation.
“Husbands and fathers… make the changes necessary for you and your family to live in the celestial kingdom someday. Treat your wife and children the way Heavenly Father has treated you. Follow the example and direction of the Savior to lead your family in His way.” From #PresEyring’s pinterest.com/pin/24066179228827489 inspiring #GeneralConference facebook.com/223271487682878 message lds.org/general-conference/2016/04/eternal-families. Learn more facebook.com/FamilyProclamation. #ShareGoodness
#ItsTrue; ... As we make the comfort and convenience of our spouse our highest priority, we will become much less self-centered and much more able to give, to serve, and to create an equal and enduring companionship. ... Learn more facebook.com/FamilyProclamation. #ShareGoodness
“Inasmuch as parents have children in Zion,... that teach them not to understand the doctrine of repentance, faith in Christ the Son of the living God, and of baptism and the gift of the Holy Ghost by the laying on of the hands, when eight years old, the sin be upon the heads of the parents” (D&C 68:25). lds.org/scriptures/dc-testament/dc/68.25#24 facebook.com/FamilyProclamation What verse of scripture, revealed through the Prophet #JosephSmith facebook.com/217921178254609, has inspired you?
#ItsTrue; ... “Fatherhood is a matter of desire, diligence, and determination to see one’s family exalted in the celestial kingdom. If that prize is lost, nothing else really matters. The Lord expects great things from the fathers of Israel. Great fathers lead their children to Christ.” From #PresBenson’s pinterest.com/pin/24066179230010 inspiring #GeneralConference message lds.org/general-conference/1981/04/great-things-required-of-their-fathers. Learn more facebook.com/FamilyProclamation.
The Savior instructed, “Pray in your families unto the Father, always in my name, that your wives and your children may be blessed” (3 Nephi 18:21; the #BookofMormon: Another Testament of #JesusChrist). Learn more lds.org/family/prayer; facebook.com/FamilyProclamation. #ItsTrue; ... When our children kneel with us in prayer daily, the foundation of faith is built in their lives. How has daily prayer, especially at home with family, blessed you? #ShareGoodness, and #passiton
“The family is Satan’s primary target. He is waging war on the family. One of his schemes is the subtle and cunning way he has of sneaking behind enemy lines and entering our homes and lives. [As] the 'father of contention,' his strategy is to stir up anger between family members. The Lord [on other hand] expects [and can help] us to make the choice not to become angry.” –Lynn G. Robbins lds.org/general-conference/1998/04/agency-and-anger Learn more facebook.com/FamilyProclamation. #passiton
“May marriages flourish and families prosper, and whether our lot is a fulness of these blessings in mortality or not, may the Lord’s grace bring happiness now and faith in sure promises to come.” From #ElderChristofferson’s pinterest.com/pin/24066179231170827 inspiring #GeneralConference facebook.com/223271487682878 message lds.org/general-conference/2015/04/why-marriage-why-family. Learn more facebook.com/FamilyProclamation and #passiton. #ShareGoodness
#ItsTrue; ... “Marriage is not an easy venture. Those who build happy, secure, successful marriages pay the price to do so. They work at it constantly.” From #ElderLarsen’s inspiring message lds.org/ensign/1985/03/enriching-marriage. Marriage has some days full of sweetness and others full of just showing up. But “the way God intended it to be, it is a treasure worth fighting for.” Learn more lds.org/topics/marriage; facebook.com/FamilyProclamation and #passiton. #ShareGoodness
#ItsTrue; ... “Motherhood is not a hobby, it is a calling. It is not something to do if you can squeeze the time in. It is what God gave you time for.” ... “I testify of the great blessing of children and of the happiness they will bring us in this life and in the eternities.” From #ElderAndersen’s pinterest.com/pin/24066179229002852 inspiring #GeneralConference facebook.com/223271487682878 talk lds.org/general-conference/2011/10/children. Learn more facebook.com/FamilyProclamation. #passiton
“Praying as a family can play a crucial part in making home a sacred place. Prayer [helps] faith grow. Even when family members are not living in the home, prayer can build bonds of love. Prayer in the family can reach across the world. For me, the saying 'The family that prays together stays together' could be expanded to 'The family that prays together is together, even when they are far apart.'” From #PresEyring’s inspiring #GeneralConference talk lds.org/general-conference/2019/04/16eyring.
“Always strive to give your spouse the very best of yourself; not what's left over after you have given your best to everyone else.” … How will you bless your companion today—reminding him (or her) that ‘even though neither of us is perfect, the two of us can be perfect together—perfect for each other!’ … How can I bless my marriage by becoming a more delightful husband (or wife)? #passiton