The family is ordained of God.
Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Successful … families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, [and] forgiveness.
Successful … families are established and maintained on principles of … respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities.
See the First Presidency and Council of the Twelve Apostles, “The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” Ensign, Nov. 1995, 102. This proclamation (item no. 35602) is also available at Church distribution centers.