I really hope that you've been following the Mormon blogger's celebration of The Family: A Proclamation to the World. Remember, I told you about it last week, HERE. It's been both uplifting and inspiring! So many wonderful posts, ideas and testimonies have been shared. I also mentioned to you that I was invited to be a guest blogger for this event, and promised that I would let you know when...

Well, that when, is today!

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In being invited to participate in this wonderful event to celebrate The Family: A Proclamation to the World – and given the ability to choose my topic from a breakdown of the proclamation, for me, this was a no brainer. From the very day when I sat in that historic general Relief Society meeting, (broadcast) and heard President Gordon B. Hinckley first present and read that inspired document to the women of the Mormon Church, these are the specific words that resonated in the heart of this Well-Behaved Mormon Woman -- and continue to do so every time I read it:

“The family is ordained of God. Marriage between man and woman is essential to His eternal plan. Children are entitled to birth within the bonds of matrimony, and to be reared by a father and a mother who honor marital vows with complete fidelity.”

As a child of divorce, and now an adult, coming to understand the eternal doctrine that I had a literal birthright to have both a mother and a father, in my life, was a profound confirmation of a truth that gripped my soul at its very core! And not just for me, but every child, ever born on this planet -- is entitled to such an arrangement.

You can read my entire post, The Rights and Entitlement of Children, at Chocolate on My Cranium - HERE!

Kathryn Skaggs

The Proclamation: Still a Clarion Call

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