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Why is family so important to Mormons?

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Our families provide a setting for much of the growth we experience in life.

In our families we love, serve, teach, and learn from each other. We share our joys and our sorrows. Family ties may bring us difficult challenges, but they also give us strength and some of our greatest happiness.

The family is central to God’s plan for His children. It is also the central unit of society and the means for bringing children into the world where they can be loved, provided for, and taught truth and righteousness (see “The Family: A Proclamation to the World”).

While we cannot choose the conditions of our birth, we can choose each day to make our families stronger and happier. It is possible for individuals to return to the presence of God and for families to be united eternally.

I would like to testify of the importance of family. I spend many a days looking for a family to teach the gospel too. Why a family? Because a family can support each other, a family can grow together, and remind each other of the promises they have made. They can find the Joy of Gospel of Jesus Christ together, and seeing that happen, seeing a family change for the better is a truly beautiful thing.

A happy family makes for a happy life.

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Christmas

Christmas

“Because He came, there is meaning to our mortal existence.

The Christmas season is a time to reflect and act upon the blessings and opportunities we have because of the birth, life, Atonement, and Resurrection of our Savior, Jesus Christ. As our Heavenly Father “so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son” (John 3:16), we express our love toward one another and toward God and his precious Son by giving of ourselves.

So what are you willing to give to those around you. the Lord, and Jesus Christ?

A hand to those in need?

A hand to further the work of the Lord?

A voice to tell those that matter most you love them?

A voice to pray to him who loves you most?

When we take the time to center the Savior in our lives we start to develop his attributes. We start to become more like our Big Brother.

Even though Christmas has past, we should always be looking for opportunities to serve and love the Lord. This should be our biggest priority in the New Year.

I testify that as we start to reach out to those in need around us, we can experience happiness and joy. Even a fullness of joy. That only comes when we serve and love.

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Marshmallow Blessings

Marshmallow Blessings

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I learned something quite profound this morning. It comes from Doctrine and Covenants 131: 20-21

20 There is a law, irrevocably decreed in heaven before the foundations of this world, upon which all blessings are predicated—

21 And when we obtain any blessing from God, it is by obedience to that law upon which it is predicated.

I learned that whenever you are obedient to any commandment, you will be blessed. You have to be blessed. God has to bless you. It may not be right away, or even any time soon, but we are blessed every time we are obedient. No matter what. So press forward, endure to the end with great patience, knowing that you are blessed.