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Jennifer writes, "I was inspired by Sister Beck's "“Teaching the Doctrine of the Family” to teach my children from "The Family: A Proclamation to the World".   This generation will be called upon to defend the doctrine of the family as never before. If they don’t know the doctrine, they can’t defend it.  Jocelyn at "We Talk of Christ, We Rejoice in Christ" is another great resource for lessons on the Family Proclamation.

I figured that summer would be a great time to focus on these lessons, especially since some of the activities take a little time. We do these lessons during our evening family scripture time. We do the longer activities during the day and short ones as part of the lesson.  Studying the proclamation and teaching it to my children has been awesome! There is so much doctrine packed into such a short document! Focusing on small portions at a time has been amazing.  Obtain enough copies of the Proclamation on the Family for each member of your family to have and use during the lessons. Keep them in a folder for repeated, daily use. Invite children to read the portions of the proclamation which you use each day in your lessons.  The material presented – particularly talks and quotations are often much more lengthy than young children can digest. I have kept the material there for your benefit. You can read through the lessons in advance and pick out the most important parts and paraphrase the rest."  


CLICK HERE to open the file which contains all 28 lessons (be's a large file).

NOTE FROM SUGARDOODLE: The lessons are listed individually below.  I have tried to link to the talks, videos and websites she has mentioned in each lesson so you don't have to look them up or find them.  If you have any questions or suggestions, you can e-mail Jennifer at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Lesson 1 - Marriage between a Man and Woman is Ordained of God
Lesson 2 - The Family is Central to His Plan
Lesson 3All Human Beings Are Created in the Image of God
Lesson 4 - Gender is essential
Lesson 5 - Obtaining a Body
Lesson 6 - We Have a Divine Destiny
Lesson 7 - Families Are Eternal
Lesson 8Temples Unite Families Eternally
Lesson 9Mutiply and Replenish the Earth
Lesson 10The Sacred Powers of Procreation
Lesson 11Husband & Wife Love and Care For Each Other
Lesson 12Parents Have a Sacred Duty
Lesson 13Children Love and Serve One Another
Lesson 14Teach Children to Obey Commandments and the Law
Lesson 15 - The Family is Ordained of God
Lesson 16Marriage Is Essential To His Eternal Plan
Lesson 17Birth Within the Bonds of Marriage
Lesson 18Founded Upon the Teachings of Jesus Christ
Lesson 19 - Faith and Prayer
Lesson 20 - Repentance and Forgiveness
Lesson 21 - Respect, Love and Compassion
Lesson 22 - Work and Wholesome Recreational Activities
Lesson 23 - Fathers Preside, Provide, and Protect
Lesson 24 - Mothers Nurture 
Lesson 25Equal Partners & Extended Families Can Support
Lesson 26We Are Accountable Before God 
Lesson 27Disintegration of the Family Brings Calamities
Lesson 28Strengthen Families, Strengthen Society

Your help is greatly appreciated! 
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