Sunday, February 16, 2014

Strengthening and Preserving the Family

Family unity and family commitment to the gospel are so important that the adversary has turned much of his attention to the destruction of families in our society. On every side there is an attack on the basic integrity of the family as the foundation of what is good and noble in life.

As the forces of evil attack the individual by tearing away at his family roots, it becomes critical for Latter-day Saint parents to maintain and strengthen the family. There may possibly be a few very strong individuals who can survive without the support of a family, but more of us need the love, teaching, and acceptance that come from those who care very deeply.

To parents in the Church we say: Love each other with all your hearts.Keep the moral law and live the gospel. Bring up your children in light and truth; teach them the saving truths of the gospel; and make your home a heaven on earth, a place where the Spirit of the Lord may dwell and where righteousness may be enthroned in the heart of each member.

Sister Rogers reminds us it's all about Charity.  She references Br. Robins speech at BYU Idaho, who expounds on the Lord's list of 14 behaviors showing how he loved the church and apply it to the loving relationship that should exist between sweethearts and families.

For an extra treat, we watched Elder Holland's Mormon Message.  You can find it here.

Lesson given by Sister Debbie Rogers and taken from Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Fielding Smith, Chapter 4.

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