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RS/MP Chapter 4: Strengthening and Preserving the Family (Joseph Fielding Smith Manual)

Posted by kirkcaudle on February 13, 2014

The first line of this lesson quotes Joseph Fielding Smith saying, “The family is the most important organization in time or in eternity.” For my notes this month I will provide some thoughts on three scriptures pertaining to the importance of the family and how we might strengthen our own. Find the entire lesson here. Read the rest of this entry »

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RS/MP Lesson 22: “Bringing Up Children in Light and Truth” (George Albert Smith Manual)

Posted by kirkcaudle on November 14, 2012

A link to the full lesson is here.

Parents have the primary responsibility to teach their children the gospel.

“Do not leave the training of your children to the public schools. Do not leave their training to the Primary, to the Sunday School, to the [Church’s youth organizations].”

What are each of these institutions teachings and how might their teachings and influence differ from our own? I understand that when we send out children to public schools those school might be teaching our children things that we do not argue with, but what about the Church? Does parenting and Church authority/teachings ever clash? In what ways do we lead our children that make Church organizations supplementary to what we do as parents? How do parents and Church organizations work towards the same goal? Read the rest of this entry »

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