Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tuesday Triumph - The Family

Triumph # 1 = figuring out how to add a new button to my blog without a needle mishap.

Okay, the real triumph is The Family Proclamation (click to read the whole text.)

I'm sharing one of my favorite parts:

"THE FAMILY is ordained of God. Marriage between man and woman is essential to His eternal plan. Children are entitled to birth within the bonds of matrimony, and to be reared by a father and a mother who honor marital vows with complete fidelity. Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities. By divine design, fathers are to preside over their families in love and righteousness and are responsible to provide the necessities of life and protection for their families. Mothers are primarily responsible for the nurture of their children. In these sacred responsibilities, fathers and mothers are obligated to help one another as equal partners. Disability, death, or other circumstances may necessitate individual adaptation. Extended families should lend support when needed."

I love the description of the responsibilities that fathers and mothers have as SACRED.  And that they are obligated to help one another as EQUAL partners. Keep in mind that this was shared in 1995, years before the media began feasting on the intricacies of our faith and asking the same question in 501 different ways, "are women of the church oppressed-mistreated- or insert 
variation on the worn-out theme here?!"

Love the proclamation! What's your favorite part?

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Amber P. said...

Stopping by from the Proclamation celebration blog hop. I am also in awe of how early we were given this doctrine and given time to gain an understanding and a personal testimony of it. Without that, we would succumb to the confusion the media perpetrates. ~Amber

Tamara said...

Amber-Thanks for stopping by. I couldn't agree more!


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