The Worth of the Human Soul

Every man, woman, and child, is the literal offspring of God. Knowing and understanding this truth affects the way we live, the way we treat others, and the way we see the world around us. It's an essential part of understanding the worth of each human soul, including our own. This truth is one of the main focuses in The Family: A Proclamation to the World. Worth vs. Worthiness All too often individuals don’t understand the difference between worthiness and worth. For example, we might not...
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The Home as a Sacred Center for Family Life

For most people the word "home" evokes feelings of security, happiness, and belonging. The Family: A Proclamation to the World teaches many important principles about what should happen within the walls of a home in order to create these feelings. It's in the home that relationships are strengthened, children taught, and joy felt. Families can work together to make their home a sacred center for family life, a place where each family member feels a sense of belonging and a place of ref...
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Making Prayer Happen at Home

Prayer has great benefits at home. The Family: A Proclamation to the World teaches that successful marriages and families are handled with prayer. According to research, couples report that prayer brings them closer to God and helps them reduce their anger. They also say they are able to change their perspective and receive divine instructions through prayer. Many couples rely on prayer when addressing marital problems, and they report its helpfulness in dealing with conflict, increasing pos...
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Family Strengths – Spirituality

Among the keys to a successful family life mentioned in The Family: A Proclamation to the World are the spiritual values of faith, repentance, forgiveness and prayer. Strong families share a belief in something greater than themselves. They agree about what is right and wrong and what is really important to them. These shared values give families purpose and help them unite on goals. Spirituality is thus a powerful source of strength for these families. Different families define spiritual...
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Forgiveness In Families

None of us "does" family perfectly. We sometimes say and do things that offend loved ones. All of us are guilty of "sins" of commission or omission toward those we care about. Forgiveness is an essential part of strong, healthy relationships. Judeo-Christian beliefs teach that nobody is exempt from forgiveness; we should forgive all wrongs that have been done to us, regardless of their severity. The Family: A Proclamation to the World(paragraph 7) singles out forgiveness as an essential f...
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