Fathers, We NEED You!
Forty years ago, when I was only 10-years-old, my parents announced to me and my two sisters, that they were getting a divorce. After that night, my father and mother never lived under the same roof, again.
I can't really say for sure, how my life would have been different now, IF I had had both my mother and father to raise me through the remainder of my childhood.
However, I do know - that the vacancies were felt at such deep levels of emotion, that even today, at almost 50 years of age - I feel the effects; and have operated from this place - throughout my entire life.
Because of the effects of not having my own father around, during the most critical times of my childhood, I am certain that I am more committed to my own immediate family, now. The fallout of divorce is tragic.
Children are entitled to both a mother and a father. Both parents are needed, to ensure healthy and happy children; and ultimately well adjusted adults. Adults who themselves, then become parents. Children deserve two committed parents, who understand the importance of THE FAMILY.
As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we are blessed to understand the eternal significance of the family unit. We support, defend and educate others on the importance of traditional marriage, for all of these reasons. Traditional marriage, is what creates, supports and sustains the ability of the Plan of Salvation to fulfill its great work.
Currently, the importance and understanding of the "traditional family" in society, is at risk of becoming extinct. Proponents of same-gender marriage refuse to acknowledge the natural laws that create families. In so doing, they devalue both mothers and fathers, in the raising of healthy individuals.
Church leaders have taught clearly, that the FAMILY is the adversaries main target for thwarting the individual progress of God's children. When traditional marriage is threatened, it really comes down to our birth-RIGHT!
It is the NATURAL birthright of every individual born, to have both a FATHER and a MOTHER. There is NO other way to enter into this LIFE! Through eternal covenants, it is the ONLY way, that we can enjoy the full blessings that Heavenly Father, through His Son, Jesus Christ - has ensured, for those who are true and faithful to Him.
A PLEA TO FATHERS...
I am so grateful to have a husband, who honors his priesthood covenants, through his commitment to me, and our children. I couldn't ask for anything more, throughout all ETERNITY!
Note: Thank you to PearlDiver, for this beautiful video.