Family a core principle of Mormon faith

After a home-cooked meal almost every night, Amy and Blake Ambridge and their three young children gather for scripture reading, prayer and family bonding — the essence of their Mormon faith.

“The family is central to everything,” stay-at-home Windsor mom Amy Ambridge said. “Central to the Creator's plan.”

Family, in both literal and metaphysical sense, is a core principle for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which has 6,000 members in Sonoma County.

“We are an eternal unit,” Amy Ambridge said. “As crazy as family can be sometimes, that's the beautiful part. We learn and grow as a family.”

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