The Greatest Challenge Facing Our Nation Today Is The Destruction of the Nuclear Family

The Greatest Challenge Facing Our Nation Today Is The Destruction of the Nuclear Family

Elder Tad R. Callister in an editorial called "A Fence at the Top or an ambulance at the bottom?" asked the following question:


What is the greatest challenge facing our nation today? How would you respond? The economy, national security, immigration, gun control, poverty, racism, crime, pandemics, climate change?

While each of these is a valid concern and deserves attention, I do not believe that any of them strikes at the heart of our greatest challenge — a return to family and moral values. To put our prime focus on other challenges is to strike at the leaves, not the root, of the problem.



What Elder Callister advocated afterwards is for more advocacy on the protection of the family. We see riots and rallies for LGBTQ rights, climate change, and so many other issues, but we don't see any advocacy for protecting the family unitA major reason for this, he states, is that Satan is doing everything in his power to make sure that God's children on Earth forget about this fundamental principle to Heavenly Father's plan of happiness.


[Satan's] plan is in direct opposition to the family proclamation. It is an insidious attempt to destroy the nuclear family and God’s moral values. He disguises his plan of attack with alluring labels such as “pro-choice” for abortion, “love and compassion” for endorsement of same-sex marriage, and “environmental emergency” for promotion of a zero-growth population agenda. Each of these proposals, however, constitutes a frontal attack on the family unit and its survival.

These “solutions” are nothing less than time bombs wrapped with glitter and a glamorous bow. Ultimately, the day of reckoning will come and the explosion will occur. One cannot circumvent God’s commands and expect to escape the divine consequences, regardless of how decorated the package may be or how cosmetically appealing the language may sound.
If our prime focus is to promote family and moral values, then we will experience the consequences that flow from such efforts — less crime and drug abuse, less fraud and abuse, fewer divorces and lawsuits, fewer babies born out of wedlock, more ethical employees and employers, a reduction in welfare cases, less contention and hate, and a resurgence of faith in God. Then we will have a solid foundation upon which to build a society entitled to God’s blessings. Then we will have a fence at the top of the cliff rather than the need for an ambulance at the bottom.


This article has received both positive and negative attention online due to Elder Callister stating that the protection of the family unit is more important than other talking points like climate change and more. But Heavenly Father has a plan. He has laid out the steps that we need to follow in order to return to him. So what is more important? These other issues? Or the family?


What are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comments!