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Why is family so important to Mormons?

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Our families provide a setting for much of the growth we experience in life.

In our families we love, serve, teach, and learn from each other. We share our joys and our sorrows. Family ties may bring us difficult challenges, but they also give us strength and some of our greatest happiness.

The family is central to God’s plan for His children. It is also the central unit of society and the means for bringing children into the world where they can be loved, provided for, and taught truth and righteousness (see “The Family: A Proclamation to the World”).

While we cannot choose the conditions of our birth, we can choose each day to make our families stronger and happier. It is possible for individuals to return to the presence of God and for families to be united eternally.

I would like to testify of the importance of family. I spend many a days looking for a family to teach the gospel too. Why a family? Because a family can support each other, a family can grow together, and remind each other of the promises they have made. They can find the Joy of Gospel of Jesus Christ together, and seeing that happen, seeing a family change for the better is a truly beautiful thing.

A happy family makes for a happy life.

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One thought on “Why is family so important to Mormons?

  1. I would like to bear my testimony on the importance of families. It is our Heavenly Father’s plan that we are sent to this Earth to become a part of families. It is in our families that we learn love, sharing, commitment and can find peace. I encourage you to strengthen your family through reading the scriptures and having family prayer; these things can help make your family strong. Strong families can help you through the trials and challenges that you may face. I testify of these things in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

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