February Theme: The Gospel of Jesus Christ Blesses Families
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints hold families as a sacred and most vital unit of society. Families are ordained of God, and it is through families that we can best learn and live the Gospel of Jesus Christ:
Because families are ordained of God, they are the most important social unit in time and in eternity. God has established families to bring happiness to His children, allow them to learn correct principles in a loving atmosphere, and prepare them for eternal life. The home is the best place to teach, learn, and apply principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. A home established on gospel principles will be a place of refuge and safety. It will be a place where the Spirit of the Lord can abide, blessing family members with peace, joy, and happiness. - Preach My Gospel, page 32
Satan knows how important families are in God's plan of happiness for us. This is why he tries so hard to destroy families. We see in the media, how strengthening the family is becoming less of a priority in our society. We also see more and more people postponing getting married and raising a family to pursue their careers. Even contention in the home is a sign that Satan is workign hard to split families apart:
For verily, verily I say unto you, he that hath the spirit of contention is not of me, but is of the devil, who is the father of contention, and he stirreth up the hearts of men to contend with anger, one with another -3 Nephi 11:29
By studying the Gospel of Jesus Christ and learning more about Heavenly Father's Plan for us, we can come to realize how important Famlies are and learn how the Gospel of Jesus Christ is a blessing for families.
For more information, please visit: http://www.mormon.org/mormonorg/eng/basic-beliefs/the-restoration-of-truth/the-gospel-blesses-families-and-individuals