Saturday, July 11, 2015

Gender and Family Life

For those of you who don't know, I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Some know our church as the Mormon church. In my religion we believe that gender is divine. Something that we have always had. We believe that each gender has very sacred and important characteristics that are necessary for the family unit. We believe that there are only two genders, male and female, and that each gender has an important role here on earth and in the life to come. We believe that families are essential, and that they must only be created through the marriage of one man and one woman. We believe that a mother and a father each have very individual and important things to offer their children. According to our Family Proclamation to the World we believe that a mother is primarily responsible for the nurturing and care taking of her children, and that the father should be the primary protector and provider for the family. Science has backed up the fact that children need both a mother and a father. That's because God's ways make sense. They are eternal. They are what lead us to everlasting happiness. I love how each of our genders have something important and beautiful to contribute to our families. I love how we are all vital contributors. And I love how God's plan is so real and so perfect.

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