Long time readers know how much family, traditional marriage, and parenthood mean to me. I started an annual blog celebration about The Family: A Proclamation to the World, held every September, because of my strong belief in the importance of the truths taught therein. Truths such as:
Marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and that the family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children.
The first commandment that God gave to Adam and Eve pertained to their potential for parenthood as husband and wife.
We declare that God’s commandment for His children to multiply and replenish the earth remains in force.
We further declare that God has commanded that the sacred powers of procreation are to be employed only between man and woman, lawfully wedded as husband and wife.
In light of all that has taken place this week with Prop 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act being taken to the Supreme Court, I felt I needed to state again my support of traditional marriage and its importance to society. You can read what I have written about traditional marriage and defending the family in these past posts: Never Check Your Religion at the Door, Defending Marriage, and Gender Is Essential.
Today I’d like to share three videos. The first is a song my brother wrote for his new bride, Julia. They were married on March 16th. We weren’t able to go because it was so close to my delivery date. My sister taped this the day before my brother sang it to Julia at the family luncheon. He was practicing so he could control his emotions on the big day. It is their love story. I include it because they are just embarking on their marriage journey.
The next two videos are about how children enrich our lives. They are entitled to be born within the bonds of matrimony to a father and a mother.
“The sacred nature of marriage is closely linked to the power of procreation. Only a man and a woman together have the natural biological capacity to conceive children. This power of procreation – to create life and bring God’s spirit children into the world – is sacred and precious. Misuse of this power undermines the institution of the family and thereby weakens the social fabric. Strong families serve as the fundamental institution for transmitting to future generations the moral strengths, traditions, and values that sustain civilization. As the Universal Declaration of Human Rights affirms, “The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society.”” (The Divine Institution for Marriage)
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