The Family

Use the clues below and “The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” paragraph 7, to figure out the words that belong in each row of squares. When you have finished, the letters in the gray boxes will show one of Heavenly Father’s greatest gifts to you.


  1. 1.

    To admire and think highly of someone.

  2. 2.

    Fun things you do with your family.

  3. 3.

    A person who cares for and nurtures you.

  4. 4.

    Putting forth effort to accomplish something.

  5. 5.

    Feeling sorrow for your sins and using the Atonement to help you not feel that sorrow.

  6. 6.

    Believing in something you can’t see but know is there.

  7. 7.

    We are all Heavenly Father’s __________.

  8. 8.

    To stop feeling angry with someone who has hurt or wronged you.

  9. 9.

    A person who presides over, provides for, and protects the family.

  10. 10.

    Sympathy and concern for others.

  11. 11.

    Feeling of great joy and pleasure.

  12. 12.

    Charity is the pure ____ of Christ.

  13. 13.

    A way to communicate with Heavenly Father.


The family is ordained of God. Marriage between man and woman is essential to His eternal plan. Children are entitled to birth within the bonds of matrimony, and to be reared by a father and a mother who honor marital vows with complete fidelity. Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities. By divine design, fathers are to preside over their families in love and righteousness and are responsible to provide the necessities of life and protection for their families. Mothers are primarily responsible for the nurture of their children. In these sacred responsibilities, fathers and mothers are obligated to help one another as equal partners. Disability, death, or other circumstances may necessitate individual adaptation. Extended families should lend support when needed.

1) respect, 2) activities, 3) mother, 4) work, 5) repentance, 6) faith, 7) children, 8) forgiveness, 9) father, 10) compassion, 11) happiness, 12) love, 13) prayer; Hidden Gift: eternal family.