Elder Clarke Preparing Singles for the Blessings of Marriage and

Preparing Singles for the Blessings
of Marriage and Family
Area Council Meeting
January 9, 2015
Provide vision and
suggestions to help single
adults prepare for the
blessings of marriage and
“Then shall they be gods,
because they have no end;
therefore shall they be from
everlasting to everlasting,
because they continue; then
shall they be above all,
because all things are subject
unto them. Then shall they be
gods, because they have all
power, and the angels are
subject unto them.”
D&C 132:20
“When two Latter-day Saints are united together
in marriage, promises are made to them
concerning their offspring that reach from
eternity to eternity. What else could man wish?
A man and a woman in the other life, having
celestial bodies, free from sickness and disease,
glorified and beautified beyond description,
standing in the midst of their posterity,
governing and controlling them, administering
life, exaltation and glory worlds without end!”
Lorenzo Snow, The Deseret Weekly, 3 Apr. 1897, 481
God the Father’s Plan for
His Eternal Family
“The family is ordained of God. It is
the most important unit in time and
in eternity. Even before we were
born on the earth, we were part of
a family. Each of us ‘is a beloved
spirit son or daughter of heavenly
parents’ with ‘a divine nature and
destiny’” (The Family: A
Proclamation to the World).
Handbook 2, 1.1.1
Why do we have so many
young people that are
not getting married?
How can the principles and
doctrine be applied in our
area to help facilitate
marriage and creation of