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Illustrated by Richard Hull, Phyllis Luch, and Beth M. Whittaker

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.