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Articles About Family

Preparing Children for Baptism

Preparing children for baptism is a vital step in a child’s lifelong spiritual progression. Baptism can be seen as the gate through which one enters to begin on the path of following Jesus Christ throughout their lives. It is essential that children understand the promises they are making at baptism. In The Church of Jesus Christ […]

Learning How to Get Along With In-laws

One thing a young couple in love might not fully realize is how important learning how to get along with in-laws becomes. In most cases, marrying someone means becoming a part of your spouse’s family to some degree. Even though you and your spouse may have many things in common, that is no guarantee that […]

Praying as a Couple

As husband and wife are equal partners in marriage, couples should approach Heavenly Father together in prayer in order to seek His help in their daily lives. Praying as a couple will allow you to better direct your family. There are certain choices and questions that are most appropriately discussed between spouses and God alone. When […]

Family Councils

Family councils should be held whenever there is a large decision facing your family. Discussing major decisions or problems together will help your family run more smoothly and make sure that the best decisions are made for the good of the family. First and foremost, begin your family council with prayer and seek direction from […]

Appropriate Entertainment

In an increasingly wicked world, it is becoming harder to find appropriate entertainment. On one hand, the accessibility for entertainment has never been broader and is growing all the time.  On the other hand, loose morals are being portrayed as acceptable in our modern entertainment. Things that in the past would have been shocking are […]

Father’s Responsibility to Preside, Provide and Protect

The Family: A Proclamation to the World clearly states that it is the father’s responsibility to preside, provide and protect his family. 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. (The Family: A Proclamation to the […]

Family Home Evening

What is family home evening? It is a simple step that helps strengthen the “the fundamental unit of society” (The Family, a Proclamation on the World). Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have been admonished to set apart one night a week, usually on Monday, for family home evening – also […]

Importance of Education

The true importance of education continues through this life and into the life to come. The Doctrine and Covenants teaches us: Whatever principle of intelligence we attain unto in this life, it will rise with us in the resurrection. And if a person gains more knowledge and intelligence in this life through his diligence and […]

Families Can Be Forever

Among the most wonderful of all God’s promises is the promise that families can be forever. This means that even after we die we can have the opportunity to continue as a family unit. This provides us hope and comfort when family members pass from this mortal life into the next. We have the opportunity […]

Attending Church As a Family

Attending church as a family allows you to progress spiritually together, strengthening your family for the coming week. Attending church as a family should not be something that is done as an afterthought, but that comes with careful planning and preparation. It becomes much less difficult when it is made a habit. Each member of […]