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Sep 23, 2015

What is the Family Proclamation, and why has it stirred the world pot?

20 years ago when The Family: A Proclamation to the World was issued, it wasn't just a message to Mormon church members, it was to the world.  After the document was read in a Women's conference of the Church in 1995, it remained widely unknown. Only in the last couple of years has it become part of the world culture discussion. I am sure I am not the only person who wondered why...

The Proclamation makes bold statements in favor for heterosexual marriage, having children within marriage, and supports pro-life. It boldly takes a stand in a whole host of eyebrow raising ideas whirling around in pop culture.

In response to changing family trends, a huge colloquium was held with 15 different Faiths at the Vatican in Rome, Italy. The primary concern was discussing the degrading trends of family in the world culture. An account was given of the experience here.

The direction of families has clearly become a world wide concern. As The Family: A Proclamation to the World rises from obscurity, one may ask, why would people believe such things? How can anyone claim what is absolutely true? Why would people support it's statements? What could possibly make it relevant in my family life? Why is there a concern for the decline of the family in the world picture? 

I am preparing a series of posts that will answer many of these questions, looking at both a religious point of view, and also incorporating evidence from the latest family studies and social evidence. Perhaps we can discover these questions together, and come to a deeper understanding of what seems to be the concern. The findings may surprise you, or empower your family. Decide for yourself.

Stay Tuned. 


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