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Many religions, Judaism, Islam, and LDS, have specific morals and values they stress to their followers if they obey them they will live a pure and good life. Most if not all religions pretty much have the same angle when it comes to family. I mean, sure they all have their little tweaks they put in them. But for the most part, they are similar.

For Judaism, the family is a crucial unit of their religious and educational life. Much of the prayer and education will be held in the home. They believe that a Jewish family will have a lasting effect on the greater community. Many believe that they need to have children to replenish the lost children of the Holocaust. The women in a Jewish family are expected to carry the primary responsibility for maintaining a focus of Jewish life. They are expected to keep a kosher home and always prepare the home for the Sabbath. Traditionally these responsibilities are passed down from mother to daughter.

The father of the family is expected to be faithful to his wife and respect her. This is extremely important because The New Encyclopedia of Judaism states “The husband and wife are essential ‘a whole’.” Far more than just a partnership or team, they explain that your spouse is your other half or your soul mate. Not only will this “whole” bring forth new life into the world but will also to educate people how to be constructive members of society”.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is also a really family-centered religion. “God sends each of us to earth helpless. It’s a given that we must depend on our family from the beginning”.

According to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, they believe that being part of a family is a responsibility. Everyone in the family has a responsibility of taking care of one another, and that being part of a family is a privilege. They believe that a family can become an eternal unit by being sealed in one of their holy temples; this means that you will not only be a sealed family on the earth but in the afterlife as well. In The Family: Proclamation to the World God expressed that parents are “to rear their children in love and righteousness, to provide for their physical and spiritual needs.” We are also told that parents “will be held accountable before God for the discharge of these obligations.”

For a Muslim, the family is also a critical fountain. Both parents and children have very direct expectations. The parents are expected to provide the needs of their children and raise them as Muslims. Typically when the baby is born the mother is required to whisper the Muslims profession of faith into the infant’s ear. As for the children, it is said the two worse sins are worshiping someone other than Allah and being undutiful to one’s parents. Being dutiful would include being kind. Respectful and obedient. They are expected to pray for their parents and to show gratitude towards them.
All religions show the same standard for the family in some way or another. In other areas of religion, we do have differences but it is amazing how similar the standards for a family are. It’s almost eye-opening that we all have a least one thing in common.