Strengthening Marriages and Families

Family Guidebook
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Family Guidebook manualThis guide is for all members, especially new members and those with limited experience in the Church. It outlines the purpose and organization of the family and contains information on how to teach the gospel in the family, how to fulfill family responsibilities, how the family can be a Church unit, and how to perform priesthood ordinances and blessings.


Strengthening Marriage

Strengthening Marriage manuals

This course was developed to help spouses develop and maintain an enriching relationship with each other. The course covers six topics: “Applying Gospel Principles,” “Communicating with Love,” “Fostering Equality and Unity,” “Overcoming Anger,” “Resolving Conflict,” and “Enriching Marriage.” 

  • Strengthening Marriage: Resource Guide for Couples (36888)
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  • Strengthening Marriage: Instructor's Guide (36889)
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Strengthening the Family

Strengthening Family manuals

This course was developed to help Church members understand the principles of effective parenting and improve parenting skills. The course covers nine topics: “Parenting Principles and Practices,” “Understanding Child Development,” “Communicating with Love,” “Nurturing Children,” “Fostering Confidence,” “Overcoming Anger,” “Resolving Conflict,” “Teaching Responsible Behavior,” and “Applying Consequences.” 

  • Strengthening the Family: Resource Guide for Parents (36612)
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Marriage and Family Relations
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Marriage and Family Relations manual

This manual contains 16 lessons. Eight lessons are on strengthening marriage and eight are on becoming better parents. The lessons may be taught individually in other settings. They may also be used as a resource for first-Sunday Melchizedek Priesthood and Relief Society instruction and for youth instruction.


A Parent’s Guide 
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A Parent's Guide manualThis booklet helps parents learn how to teach children about intimacy and the importance of families. It provides age-level-appropriate conversation topics about gender, relationships, earthly bodies, intimacy, sexuality, dating, and marriage.


Building an Eternal Marriage (Teacher Manual)
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Building and Eternal Marriage manualThis manual is a collection of lessons that help married couples build an eternal marriage by understanding topics such as the covenant of marriage, intimacy in marriage, men’s and women’s divine roles and responsibilities, managing finances and temporal resources, respect, fidelity, and raising children.


Preparing for an Eternal Marriage (Teacher Manual)
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Preparing for an Eternal Marriage manualThis manual is a collection of lessons that help those preparing for marriage understand topics such as the marriage covenant, the law of chastity, personal worthiness, temporal preparedness, effective communication, true love, the search for an eternal companion, preparing for the temple, adjusting to married life, and intimacy in marriage.


Eternal Marriage (Student Manual)
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Preparing for an Eternal Marriage manualThis manual is for those preparing for an eternal marriage or those currently married and continuing to build an eternal marriage. The manual is a collection of selected readings from general authorities. It is arranged by topic and includes subjects such as commitment, covenants, dating standards, finances, equality between men and women, happiness in marriage, the Holy Spirit of Promise, intimacy in marriage, morality and modesty, pornography, self-reliance, temple preparation, temporal preparedness, and unity.


Family Home Evening Resource Book
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Family Home Evening Resource BookThis book is a resource for planning family home evenings. It contains 37 lessons and the following other sections: “Making Home Evenings Successful,” “Lesson Ideas,” “Building a Strong Family,” and “Family Activities.”


3 Simple Ways to Become a Happier Family
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3 Simple Ways to a Happier Family manualThis booklets teaches ways to improve family communication, take time for your family, and teach values in the home.


Strengthening Families
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Strengthening Families DVDThis video features Elder Dallin H. Oaks discussing how the teachings of Jesus Christ can strengthen families. Real-life situations and members’ testimonies illustrate the principles.