The Importance of the Family in Mormonism – The family is the essential unit of life on Earth and in the eternities. Mormonism teaches important truths regarding the centrality of the family and its eternal destiny. (Read more)

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Family Home Evening – This is a weekly meeting Mormons hold in their homes, to come closer to God with their families. (Read more)

Eternal Marriage – Mormons believe that marriages can last forever – thus the phrase “eternal marriage.”  The bride and groom are not married in a Mormon church building, but in one of the Mormon temples.  (Read more)

Teaching Families by Example – Because families are so central to God’s eternal plan, the Mormon Church does everything possible to help parents teach by their good example.  The Church does much to support family unity and morality…. (Read more)

Talks About the Family – The Mormon Prophet Joseph F. Smith said: “There can be no genuine happiness separate and apart from the home, and every effort made to sanctify and preserve its influence is uplifting to those who toil and sacrifice for its establishment. . . . ” (Read more)

The Family, a Proclaimation to the World – “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.” (Read more)

Family Resources – Our link list for families.

2 Responses to “Mormon Family”

  1. amanda. says:

    do mormon’s believe in salvation?
    if so, what is the difference between Mormons and “Born-Again” Christians?(some baptists, methodists, ect)

    • karenrose says:

      Yes, Amanda, Latter-day Saints (nicknamed “Mormons”) do certainly believe in salvation and that Jesus Christ is the only way to that salvation. We differ in that we believe that life in Christ, while it involves confession of His reality and expression of desire to have Him enter our lives, also involves committing to His prescribed path for eternal life–or life with Him and redeemed loved ones in glory forever. Part of that commitment, we believe, includes responding to his call to be baptized by immersion by one having authority, after sincere repentance; receiving the gift of the laying on of hands, or confirmation, for receipt of the Holy Ghost; and the ordinances of the temple (including eternal marriage). We believe and humbly testify that the Lord’s authority is required for these things, and that He personally came to earth as did Peter, James, and John, in the 1800s to re-establish His previously lost authority and Church to the earth! That is where we diverge. We believe there is one true and living Church on the earth at which He stands as the Head, though we respect the right for all others to worship as they may, and recognize that portions of truth are included in their teachings in many cases–but not the fulness, and not His authority. We’d be happy to respond to other questions. Would you like to read The Book of Mormon or to learn more about the faith? Thanks for visiting our site.

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