In light of recent news headlines, I feel so strongly to emphasize to my family my belief in these principles.
It seems really strange to have to teach elementary school-aged kids that only marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God. This is all I knew when I was young. We didn’t have to hear so much about Gay Marriage … or no marriage. But these are principles we are teaching our littles.
We recently had a family devotional and talked about eternal identity. Before you were born, you were either a boy or a girl. Once you came to earth, your gender stayed the same. After you die, you have this same identity. God has decided our gender… it is part of our eternal identity.
We started memorizing the Living Christ a few weeks ago. Our plan was to memorize a section a week until Easter and we would have it completed. Well… the kids rocked that first week. Then we all got sick and things went down hill. I love that we know that first paragraph though. We’ll regroup someday on this idea.
Right now, I feel so strongly about the principles in the Family Proclamation, that I think this summer we’ll attempt to slowly memorize it.
We have a purpose. He has a plan for us. We are so blessed to have these eternal gospel truths.