"...We warn that the disintegration of the family will bring upon individuals, communities, and nations the calamities foretold by ancient and modern prophets.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."- The Family, A Proclamation to the World- from the First Presidency and the Quorum of the 12 Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Published 1995
Last night my husband showed me a movie trailer to "Demographic Winter, the decline of the human family." I don't claim to be an expert on the population decline in European countries so I don't share this with the intent to have that as the focal point. The thing that strikes me most is they say there is a growing trend in western societies of people not wanting to have children or get married. No one wants to get married or have children because it is viewed as bondage or being "tied down". The other obvious problem is unnatural affection or gay relationships as in the times of Sodom and Gomorrah. This clip emphasises that the best thing for our nation and our economy begins in our home, in having healthy intact family relationships where a mother and father work together. This to me was just an echo of some things we have already been taught by prophets and apostles, ancient and modern.
I don't know what group made this movie. And again, I share it because it talks about the importance of building strong families with values and morals. This trailer is intriguing to me. It is very thought provoking... but I'm not saying it's "doctrine."
http://www.demographicwinter.com/ The family is under attack and we've got to find a way to stand up for it! We can't be silent in this war. I sometimes feel overwhelmed because I'm not exactly sure how to fight this battle. It's a battle much bigger than me, I pray my Father in Heaven will guide me along in this. I've got to do something... Whether it be signing petitions, casting a vote or most importantly, teaching my children morals, virtue, faith and strengthening the family ties that I have.
In my search to defend the family I have found these resources to inform me of what I can do.
Here are some links to sites from various denominations that encourage defending the family please share these with as many people as you can. I believe it's vital!
God Bless You. And God Bless Our Families!
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