Proclamation to the Family: Photo Story



“We, the First Presidency and the Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, solemnly proclaim that marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and that the family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children.”

Grandpa & Nana

“Husband and wife have a solemn responsibility to love and care for each other and for their children. “Children are an heritage of the Lord” (Psalm 127:3).”

Family Love

“The first commandment that God gave to Adam and Eve pertained to their potential for parenthood as husband and wife. We declare that God’s commandment for His children to multiply and replenish the earth remains in force.”

35 weeks twins

“Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities.”

Learning to push

“The divine plan of happiness enables family relationships to be perpetuated beyond the grave. Sacred ordinances and covenants available in holy temples make it possible for individuals to return to the presence of God and for families to be united eternally.”


“We call upon responsible citizens and officers of government everywhere to promote those measures designed to maintain and strengthen the family as the fundamental unit of society.”

Butterfly waving flags


PS- Written as part of Chocolate on my Cranium‘s Photo Essay Blog Hop.  Quotes taken from The Family: A Proclamation to the World

3 Comments (+add yours!)

  1. Erin
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 21:32:44

    Hi Safire!! I love your photo story… that wedding pic and those pregnancy pics pretty much rock!! Jessica McFadden at APISS sent me your way and I’m glad she did… I’ll be coming back!


  2. Mom
    Sep 10, 2010 @ 00:20:21

    I love this! It’s great!


  3. Dad
    Sep 10, 2010 @ 11:59:37

    Well done, Sweetie! I love this post as much as any you have done over the past 6 years.

    Family is cool!!



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