Great new web site about the Family: A Proclamation to the World

This web site is really quite well done. It is dedicated to the Church’s Proclamation on the family.

Did you know that Pres. Hinckley said this before introducing the Proclamation on Sept. 23, 1995?

With so much of sophistry that is passed off as truth, with so much of deception concerning standards and values, with so much of allurement and enticement to take on the slow stain of the world, we have felt to warn and forewarn. In furtherance of this, we of the First Presidency and the Council of the Twelve Apostles now issue a proclamation to the Church and to the world as a declaration and reaffirmation of standards, doctrines, and practices relative to the family which the prophets, seers, and revelators of this Church have repeatedly stated throughout its history (Hinckley, 1995).

This statement helps me understand the importance of the Proclamation and why it is so crucial to our times, when sophistry, deception and the stains of the world appear to be increasing every month.

The new web site breaks down the Proclamation paragraph by paragraph, and line by line, with every sentence annotated with hundreds of ancient and modern scriptures, social science research and stories that support the principles of the Proclamation.     The web site also includes: 

  • “Relatable” articles.        
  • The “Raising Family” podcast.      
  • “Ask the Y” street team interviews.       
  • A free scripture insert.     
  • History, lesson ideas and study aids.    
  • “People of the Proclamation” featuring original stories of people who live and love the principles of the proclamation.

Check out the new web site at

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About Geoff B.

Geoff B graduated from Stanford University (class of 1985) and worked in journalism for several years until about 1992, when he took up his second career in telecommunications sales. He has held many callings in the Church, but his favorite calling is father and husband. Geoff is active in martial arts and loves hiking and skiing. Geoff has five children and lives in Colorado.

1 thought on “Great new web site about the Family: A Proclamation to the World

  1. If the creators see this, this quote (in the section about Fathers) is misattributed: ““Our sisters do not wish to be indulged or to be treated condescendingly; they desire to be respected and revered as our sisters and our equals. I mention all these things, my brethren, not because the doctrines or the teachings of the Church regarding women are in any doubt, but because in some situations our behavior is of doubtful quality. The husband presides in marriage. In the beginning when God created man and the woman, he said to the woman, “Thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule [but I like the word preside] over thee” (Gen. 3:16). The husband rules only by persuasion. “No power or influence ought to be maintained by virtue of the priesthood” (D&C 121:41). The greatest responsibility and the greatest joys in life are centered in the family, honorable marriage, and rearing righteous posterity.”
    President Ezra Taft Benson, “To the Single Adult Brethren of the Church,” gen conf, Apr 1988.”

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