Marriage and Families are Ordained By God

Mormon MarriageMarriage and family are under attack as never before.  Many people dismiss and even mock marriage and family. Increasingly, their definitions have become blurred. But not so with God. Prophets of God have declared: “Marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God.”  Moreover, “the family is ordained of God,” and “family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children.”  Families are “the most important social unit in time and eternity;”  families are “the rock foundation, the cornerstone, of civilization…this nation will never rise above its homes and its families.”

In 1995, the prophet and apostles of God published an inspired proclamation to dispel the confusion about marriage and family and the vicious attacks that are being waged upon them. That definitive statement is called: The Family: A Proclamation to the World. Here are some of the proclamation’s key ideas:

Marriage and Family: “Created in God’s Image to Become like God”

  • Marriage and family principle #1-”We are literally created in the image of God”
  • Marriage and family principle #2-”‘In God’s image’” provides for eternal progression and possibilities” (Read More)

Marriage and Family: “Creating Eternal Family Relationships”

  • Marriage and family principle #3-”In eternal family relationships, families can be together forever”
  • Marriage and family principle #4-”An eternal family relationship begins with God’s first commandment to husbands and wives” (Read More)

Marriage and Family: “Happiness in family life is best achieved when founded upon the teachings of Jesus Christ”

  • Marriage and family principle #5-”Happy family life is central to our creation. God created us to be happy.”
  • “Happy family life is a safe life”
  • Marriage and family principle #6-”In family life divine appointments are made to fathers and mothers”
  • Marriage and family principle #7-”Children have a sacred right to family life”
    • Sacred family life and abortion”
  • Marriage and family principle #8-”Preserving family life: A prophetic calling to the nations of the world” (Read More)

Marriage and Family: “Chastity and True Love”

  • Marriage and family principle #9-”Chastity and true love: the sacred powers of procreation”
  • Marriage and family principle #10-”Chastity, true love and the sacred nature of life”
  • Marriage and family principle #11-”Prophetic warning concerning chastity”
  • “The law of chastity, sexual sin and adultery”
  • “The sins of wife abuse, child abuse and neglect, and avoiding family responsibilities”
  • Marriage and family principle #12-”Chastity and true love” (Read More)

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By Larry Barkdull. Content made possible by Ilene Olsen and Ron and Bonnie McMillan.

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