"...Behold I say unto you, that by small and simple things are great things brought to pass; and small means in many instances doth confound the wise" --Alma 37:6

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Family Defined

My Family Relations professor said something that shocked and surprised me. He pointed out that in the new edition of our textbook, the experts who wrote the book couldn't give a definition of what a family is. The experts didn't know how to define family!!! Well experts, a young college student is about to tell you something that apparently you can't figure out. Family defined:

"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." --The Family: A Proclamation to the World

That is what a family is. No ifs, ands, or buts. No gray lines. It's very black and white. The definition of family has never changed and it will never change. What changes is what the world thinks. What the family is, is an everlasting, eternal truth that cannot be altered or denied. No matter how much the world attacks the family they cannot change the truth. The truth is something unshakable, unchangeable.

I ask any who read this to be as truths are. Be unshakable. Be firm. Be strong and everlasting. Be courageous. Tell the world what a family is. Remind us all of who we are and what we are meant to do and become. Do not let Satan win. This is our time. What are we doing with it?


  1. I posted the Proclamation to the World on my blog, too! It really is strange and sad to see the world just losing more and more on their grip of absolute truths. Thank goodness we know what we do. Each year I grow older, I realize more and more the importance of family.

  2. Me too. I am learning each and every day the ever increasing importance of family.

  3. Thank you for using the Proclamation to the Family! I love that you are so for the family thing....like all of us are. :) I hope that your strong zeal will not illicit excited comments from those who do not agree. But, it stands, this is the eternal and exemplified structure of the family. God knows what he is doing :)

  4. Thanks for all your comments! It's great to hear from others who feel the same way I do.