“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)
Welcome to this website about Mormon families. This is our home page. This site will be about a variety of topics as you can see from our different pages but all should relate to family and what effect our environment has on it. Family is so very important in our society today andtry to do their part in heading the charge as parents try to raise their children in a home environment that is conducive to promote and perpetuate good moral values, strong ethics in business and in the workplace, and have an aggressive stance on protecting family time where parents and children can be together in a happy home where nurturing can take place and the process can be perpetuated again and again. In our ever-increasing busy world with the stresses that are put on marriages and families, the family often gets set aside and can become damaged goods over the years.
As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, we cherish family time. We have heard over the years that “quality time” is what counts over “quantity time.” It is our view here on this website that in order to build a strong and happy family unit, one needs both quantity and quality time. Whatever the reason may be, whether it is work, play, school, hobbies, or otherwise, these activities and priorities can stretch any family and create challenges that can be difficult to surmount. There are surely no guarantees on raising children to become upstanding citizens within your country or community. Each one of us grows to maturity and has the ability to choose for ourselves what we will do and what we will eventually become. But tried and true principles of honesty, hard work, integrity, kindness, service to others, responsibility, things that are learned and nurtured on a daily basis within the family unit, will help individuals to become the type of role model citizens, a “pillar of the community” if you will. Our world needs more and more of these types of people who can serve humanity in a way that can only be learned within a family. This is why family is so very important. Husbands and wives who honor their marriage vows with complete fidelity and show love to each other and to their children on a daily basis. This type of example to grow up in can be an immense help as children grow from youth to teenager to young adult and on to maturity and are “modeled” as to what a family can and should be like. Can that be achieved in the real world? Some say” yes,” while others say “not a chance.”
Mormon Families are definitely not perfect and have the same challenges along the way that all families have. We believe that through our faith in Jesus Christ and our perseverance through trials and tragedies, the Gospel and the teachings of the Savior can help us overcome these challenges. We sincerely hope that those who come to this site and who try and glean from its pages will come to believe and know that yes indeed, it can in reality, be done.
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