Upholding the Doctrine of Marriage

“Regardless of what civil legislation may be enacted, the doctrine of the Lord regarding marriage and morality cannot be changed. … It is not ours to change. His doctrine is ours to study, understand, and uphold.”

—Russell M. Nelson, “Decisions for Eternity,” October 2013 general conference

“We call upon responsible citizens and officers of government everywhere to promote those measures designed to maintain and strengthen the family as the fundamental unit of society.”

The Family: A Proclamation to the World


We Are Responsible to Understand and Uphold

Studying this page is one way to begin learning about marriage and family in God's plan. As you study the doctrine, you will find power to uphold God's plan in spite of opposition.

Revelation for Our Day

Review “The Family: A Proclamation to the World.”

A Divine Institution

Learn more about why the Church defends the divine institution of marriage.


Find additional study
and teaching resources
 about marriage.