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August: Marriage and Family

“Marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and ... the family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children” (“The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2010, 129).

The outlines in this unit will help Aaronic Priesthood holders understand the importance of the family in their own lives and in Heavenly Father’s plan for His children. The truths they discover in this unit will help them defend marriage and family against the adversary’s attacks and deceptions. These truths will also help them fulfill their priesthood duty to strengthen their families now and prepare to raise righteous families as worthy husbands and fathers in Zion.

To make Duty to God part of the Sunday quorum meeting, you may consider teaching the Duty to God outline below during this unit.

Mutual

Consider how you can plan activities that connect with what the youth are learning. A youth activities site is available to assist you. Many of the learning activities in these outlines could also serve as effective Mutual activities. Work with quorum presidencies to select and plan appropriate activities that reinforce what the young men learn on Sunday.

Duty to God

The following sections from the Duty to God book relate to the lessons in this unit:

“Serve Others,” pages 26–27, 50–51, 74–75

“Understand Doctrine,” pages 18–20, 42–44, 66–68

“Family and Friends,” pages 79–83

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