Thursday, September 15, 2011

Worth 1,000 Words, but I'll still add a few

When a couple gets married, there is no manual handed to them on how to have the perfect marriage.  When people have a baby, the hospital does not distribute handbooks on parenting.  It's often overwhelming to think about the most important roles we can have in this life- those of husband or wife and father or mother- have little instruction given to bring success.
The Family: A Proclamation to the World is a wonderful guide for building a strong family.  The following passage is one I think of often, a great synopsis of things I should be working towards, especially with the lack of a parenting/marriage manual.  I love how this family picture goes along with the principles shared.  

"Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities."

photo credit: Melissa, of course

I'm linking up today with the Proclamation Celebration Blog Hop.  

Also,I've decided to leave The Entitlement Trap giveaway open over the weekend.  Entries will be accepted until 11:59 PM MST Sunday night, and the winner will be announced Monday.  


Becky said...

That is a beautiful picture to capture the essence of that thought. Thanks for sharing.

Jocelyn Christensen said...

Oh that is such a sweet shot! And that is one of my favorite lines from the FP as succinct. (Heh, what do you know...I spelled that right...I think... :)

Erin said...

I love this so much. Thanks for sharing!