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How to Have an Eternal Family
Returning to God's presence and becoming an eternal family is the main purpose of God's plan of salvation. Learn how to have an eternal family so you, your spouse and your children can be together forever.

What is a Temple Marriage?
What does it mean to have a temple marriage? Why do Mormons get married in temples? And how can a family be together forever and not just until death do you part?

The Family: A Proclamation to the World
From the First Presidency and Twelve Apostles of the LDS Church, this proclamation clearly defines what we believe about families and how the family is the basic unit of God's plan.

12 Ways to Have a Happy, Healthy Marriage
Everyone in this life is affected by marriage, either that of their parents, their own, or their children's. Keeping a marriage strong while surviving life's trials can be a huge struggle. Here's a list of twelve ways a couple can develop a happy, healthy marriage.

Recommended Marriage Books
A list of recommended Marriage books to help create and improve a Christian Marriage.

Dating and Courtship: How to Know Who to Marry
Learn how to build a strong relationship through dating and courtship such as becoming best friends, choosing the right person, and building a foundation upon Jesus Christ.

Family Home Evening
In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints we believe in unified families and one of the best ways to help our families be strong is through holding regular Family Home Evening.

What We Wish We'd Known When We Were Newlyweds
In this review of John & Kimberly Bytheway's audio CD, "What We Wish We'd Known When We Were Newlyweds," you'll find out how many stars it received and if it would make a good wedding gift or not.

Can Mormons Divorce?
Can Mormons divorce? Yes, members who've had a Temple marriage, or been sealed in a Mormon temple, can have a temple divorce. This process is called a temple sealing cancellation. Learn how Mormons divorce and who can apply for a temple sealing cancellation.

Temple Divorce: How to Apply for a Temple Sealing Cancellation
A temple divorce is called a temple sealing cancellation but how do you apply for one? After a person has been married in a temple, goes through a divorce, and is ready to be sealed for all eternity to a new spouse they are ready to request that their previous temple sealing be canceled.

The Law of Chastity: Sexual Purity
We believe in being chaste, but what does that mean? What is sexual purity and the law of chastity? How does one stay (or become) sexually pure?

The Sexual Sins of Homosexuality and Lesbianism
To more fully understand how homosexuality and lesbianism (sexual relations between members of the same sex) is a sexual sin one must first understand the eternal nature of our gender and how the powers of procreation are sacred.

Do Mormon Women Hold the Priesthood Through Their Husbands?
Sometimes people ask questions regarding the woman's role in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Once such question is if Mormon women "hold the priesthood" through their husbands.

Is Abortion Wrong?
When is Abortion wrong and when is it okay? How can you know the truth and know if abortion, marriage, or adoption are right or wrong for you? Find out in this article that answers the question, is abortion wrong?

How do you Manage Stress?
How do you Manage Stress? Share your stress management tips and tricks with us.

Developing Skills and Talents
Every one of us, as children of God, have been blessed with skills and talents which we've been commanded to develop.

15 Ways to Serve God
To serve God is to serve others and is the greatest form of charity, the pure love of Christ. This list gives 15 ways in which we can serve God by serving others.

101+ Sabbath Day Activities #1-50
This list contains over 101 Sabbath Day Activities to help you and your family find Sunday appropriate activities as you keep the Sabbath Day Holy.

Father's Day Quotes
I hope you enjoy these great Father's Day Quotes. As we celebrate and honor our fathers this Father's day we should remember that fatherhood is a wonderful, eternal principle.

Mother's Day
Mother's day is a wonderful time to for each of us to take a moment and honor motherhood. Motherhood is not merely defined by the bearing and raising of children but is rather a statement regarding the divine nature of women.

Mothers of the Bible Word Search
This Mothers of the Bible Word Search is perfect for Mother's Day, as a lesson activity, handout, newsletter, or just for fun.

Meal Planning for Two Weeks
Do you struggle with planning meals for your family? I do! These charts are perfect for helping you with meal planning for the next two weeks.

10 Ways to Spiritually Prepare to Enter the Temple
Before entering the temple we should spiritually prepare ourselves so that we are ready to receive additional understanding and enlightenment. Here is a list of ten ways we can better prepare ourselves to be spiritually ready to enter the temple.

Importance of Keeping a Journal
Keeping a Journal is important, not only because it's a personal history of your life, but it can also help you! Learn more in this article all about keeping a journal.

Good Habits: Calendar and Bookmark
The best way of changing bad habits is to replace them with good ones. These printable bookmarks and calendar will help you remember and keep your goal as you work to create a good habit.

Temptations and Trials
"God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man." (James 1:13). Myths of trials and temptations, and how to overcome them.

Trials of our Faith
Do you feel burdened with unfair trials? Do you feel that the people around you have been blessed with an easy life while you're struggling to survive? Then you need to learn the truth about the trials of your faith.

Patriarchal Blessings
Find out what a Patriarchal Blessing is and how it can benefit your life. Also find out how to obtain a copy of your Blessing or that of your deceased relative. Don't forget to take our poll to let us know what age you were when you received your Patriarchal Blessing, or if you haven't received one yet.

LDS Dating Ideas
A list of hundreds of LDS dating ideas, perfect for all ages!

Spiritual Treasure Reward System
This reward system helps children and teenagers learn the value of work but also the payment of consequences.

Family Crossword Puzzle
This fun family crossword puzzle uses words and teachings from The Family, A Proclamation to the World. You can play the puzzle online or print it off and use it in a lesson.

Eternal Marriage LDS Word Search Puzzle
This ready-to-print LDS word search puzzle is full of words pertaining to Eternal Marriage, comes with a second puzzle, and is available in black/white or red.

Scripture Puzzle: Families
Fill in the missing words from scriptures about families to reveal another word.

Father's Day Poem Tie Card
This wonderful Father's Day Poem called "Sugar Daddy" has a tie shaped card and makes a great gift!

Father's Day Shirt Card
These fun cards are easy to make and can be used for Father's Day, Missionaries, or for your Home Teachers!

Father's/Mother's Day
Although this is a sharing time idea for Father's/Mother's day it also works great for any lesson on families and appreciating parents.

Mother's Day Word Search Puzzle
This ready-to-print LDS word search puzzle is full of words that describe Moms, which is perfect for Mother's day, birthdays, or other special occasions.

Coupon Book
This craft is easy to put together and is perfect for lessons on service, love, or family! There are several coupons to choose from, including a blank coupon to make your own coupons. This craft also makes a perfect handout for Mother's Day, Father's Day, or any day!

Scripture Reading Charts
Keep track of your reading, chapter by chapter, with these bookmarks.

I am a Child of God Bookmarks
These ready to print bookmarks make great handouts! There are several different ones to choose from both in color and black and white.

Star Chart
A fun chart to help teach children about responsibility.

LDS Chocolate Candy Bar Wrappers
These printable wrappers cover M-AZING candy bars and make wonderful handouts and gifts! There are some great ones for LDS families and marriage including, "I Love You" wrappers.

How to Date Your Wife by Stan Cronin: LDS Book Review
This book is a great guide for keeping the love alive in your marriage. It has many dating ideas from weekly dates, yearly dates and a every 5-year getaway. It even has every day ideas for making your wife feel loved.

The Model Mormon Mother's Notebook - LDS Book Review
This is a fun short book full of short quotes and stories. Some of the quotes are serious ones to ponder and others are humorous to laugh with and brighten your day. Learn more in this LDS Book Review!

Should Mothers Work Outside the Home?
Is it wrong for mothers to work outside the home when they have small children? Up to what age? What about teenagers? Find out in this FAQ on working mothers.

Are Mormon Women Oppressed?
Some people, and at times the media, seem to believe that Mormon women are oppressed. They may say that Mormon women are an oppressed majority within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Do Mormon women really feel this? Are Mormon women really oppressed?

Should Mormon Women Tolerate Abuse?
Are Mormon women required to be more patient and long-suffering with their husbands when their husbands are unfaithful, or when they sexually, physically, psychologically, or emotionally abuse them?

Do Mormon Men Use the Priesthood to Control Women?
Do Mormon men control their wives using the Patriarchal Order? Read this FAQ to find out the proper meaning and use of the Patriarchal Order and...

Budget Worksheets
These Budget Worksheets are easy to use and will help you regularly use a budget. There are Budget Worksheets with two or three charts per page as well as an Excel spreadsheet for those who'd like to use the Budget worksheet directly on their computer.

Debt-Elimination Calendar
This chart shows how to reduce or eliminate unnecessary debt by following this debt-elimination Calendar.

Budgeting Quotes
Excellent budgeting quotes for learning the importance of having a proper budget and how to manage your finances.

You Need a Budget: Software Review
Need help getting control of your finances? Then "You Need a Budget!" Read this review to learn all about this LDS budgeting software can help you, your marriage, and your family as you manage your money, get out of debt, and save for the future.

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