A Proclamation to the World

Kyle Collinsworth got his 9th triple-double of his career, bringing his 1st-place lead over the next contestants even higher! Although the competition wasn’t too tough, what a fun game to witness!!


On another note, I loved our institute class tonight on eternal families. And I heard HWN as the teacher referenced The Family: A Proclamation to the World, and quoted from President Hinckley when he first read it at the general women’s conference in October 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.” (Stand Strong against the Wiles of the World)

While at the time, the proclamation may not have seemed so novel, it has since come into striking contrast with the standards of much of the world. Their warning has in fact proven true! I am grateful for the inspired leaders of the Lord’s church, to whom our Father in Heaven reveals truth. Holding fast to their guidance can keep us safe from confusing messages so prevalent in society.


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