“The family with father, mother and children are a key part of great plan for life on the earth as conceived and organized by our Father in heaven. However while "The Family is the basic unit of the kingdom of God on earth. …Our political institutions cannot rescue us if our basic institution, the family, is not intact….We do discuss family life with sensitivity, however, realizing that many…do not presently have the privilege of belonging or contributing to such a family. But we cannot set aside this standard, because so many other things depend upon it."Spencer W. Kimball
We recognize there are fewer traditional families with father, mother and child(ren) with one breadwinner in today’s society. Many families today are challenged with further non-tradition setting with single parents or meeting family needs while both parents work. Family Councils are also very important for these units to coordinate and manage family activities. Family Councils can also be a challenge when beginning them with teenagers and even small children. Parents need to be very honest with children and enlist their help in chores and decisions. Everyone needs to help or provide a listening ear to work through issues and challenges in these settings.