The Eternal Family

A study of the central role of the family in the plan of salvation as taught in the scriptures and the words of modern prophets—particularly “The Family: A Proclamation to the World.”


  • The doctrine of the family and its central role in Heavenly Father’s plan
  • Our divine nature and destiny as children of Heavenly Father
  • The role of living prophets to teach, direct, and administer covenants and ordinances, including the blessings of the temple
  • Strengthening our families and promoting the eternal family in society


This course is centered on the doctrine of the family and the central role families play in Heavenly Father’s plan of salvation. Course content is based on “The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” other teachings of latter-day prophets, and the scriptures.


Students will increase their understanding and testimony of the true doctrine of the eternal family and the role of families in leading to happiness on earth and eternal life with Heavenly Father. Students will be more inspired and able to explain, promote, and defend the doctrine of the family, the place of the family in Heavenly Father’s plan, and how the family is the “fundamental unit of society” (“The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” Ensign, Nov. 2010, 129). Students will be more prepared to evaluate questions and sources of information in the light of scriptural and prophetic teachings.