Thursday Thoughts

Patsy Smith gave a great lesson on Sunday from our manual, entitled The Family Can Be Eternal.  I thought I would quote some important things from that lesson.

 

President David O McKay said, “With all my heart I believe that the best place to prepare for  . . .eternal life is in the home”.

Pres. Harold B Lee said, “The most important of t he Lord’s work you will ever do will be within the walls of  your own homes”.

The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve declared in 1995, “Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities”.

The lesson lists eight things we can do to have happy, successful families. They are as follows:

1. Have family prayer every night and morning.  Pray together as a husband and a wife.

2. Teach children the gospel every week in family home evening.

3. Study the scriptures regularly as a family.

4. Do things together as a family, such as work projects, outings, and decision making.

5. Learn to be kind, patient, long-suffering, and charitable.

6. Attend church meetings regularly.

7. Follow the counsel of the Lord in D & C 88:119. “Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing; and establish a house, even a house of prayer, a house of fasting, a  house of faith, a house of learning, a house of glory, a house of order, a house of God.”

8. Keep a family history, perform temple work together, and receive the sealing ordinances of the temple.

 

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