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A Photo Essay

26 September 2012
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ALL HUMAN BEINGS—male and female—are created in the image of God.

Gender is an essential characteristic of individual premortal, mortal, and eternal identity and purpose.

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The divine plan of happiness enables family relationships to be perpetuated beyond the grave.

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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.


THE FIRST COMMANDMENT that God gave to Adam and Eve pertained to their potential for parenthood as husband and wife.

HUSBAND AND WIFE have a solemn responsibility to love and care for each other and for their children.

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THE FAMILY is ordained of God. Marriage between man and woman is essential to His eternal plan.


Extended families should lend support when needed.


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.

Read the full Family: A Proclamation to the World here.

3 comments to A Photo Essay:

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

Awww...little Toby smiling even with tubes in his nose is just precious! Love the pictures of your sealing day!

Meg said...

There's a lot of love in these pictures. :)

Mrs. Small House said...

Beautiful!! There;s a lot of joy in those pictures.