spchurch and family problems

spchurch and family problems - very difficult to live with...

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Helena Tse On lds.org I found lesson 20 in the priesthood manual talking about settling family problems harmoniously. It is taught that love is the foundation to a harmonious family life. This is what Joseph F. Smith said about an ideal family home: “What … is an ideal home … ? It is one … in which the father is devoted to the family with which God has blessed him, counting  them of first importance, and in which they in turn permit him to live in their hearts. One in which there is confidence, union, love,  sacred devotion between father and mother and children and parents” ( Gospel Doctrine,  5th ed. [1939], 302–3).  The Lord expects us to recognize disharmony in our homes and solve those problems harmoniously. The Gospel teaches that anger is driven by Satan and when the spirit of contention enters, the spirit of the Lord leaves. It is said that when a person is not at peace with himself it is
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Unformatted text preview: very difficult to live with others and among weaknesses, those that cause disharmony are lust, greed, impure desires, and conflicting loyalties. It is said that nothing can disrupt the peace of the marriage not even death, illness, disappointment, or failure. Marriages can be successful as long as there is no selfishness; that problems and troubles will draw couples together into an unbreakable bond if there is no selfishness there. I think the Gospel influences how we address the problem through these lessons and counsels from the prophets and the Holy Ghost through promptings. Lessons such as these helps counsel couples on the right actions when a problem arises and helps us to put aside our pride and we, as Latter-day Saints, I believe, are more likely to be humble and work out our problems rather than simply divorce and such because we believe in eternal marriage and families and therefore are more willing and likely to solve our differences....
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This note was uploaded on 12/19/2011 for the course SOC 110 taught by Professor Underwood during the Fall '11 term at BYU - ID.

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