Creating Meaningful Family Traditions

Meaningful family traditions provide parents with an invaluable tool for carrying out their divine responsibility to rear children in love and righteousness. As families establish and follow traditions, each family member is strengthened and the family as a whole grows in unity and love. The Family: A Proclamation to the World states that wholesome family recreation is important in building successful families. By creating traditions that bring the family closer to God, parents can streng...
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Getting a Handel on Easter

Above the place where George Frederic Handel’s body lies interred in London’s Westminster Abbey, a beautiful wall sculpture depicts the composer leaning over a musical manuscript. Though papers clutter his writing surface, two prominently displayed pages reveal the masterpiece that he is crafting. Towards the top of the desk, a title page curls upward with the word MESSIAH etched across it. Directly beneath Handel’s hands, an unfinished page of music reads, “I know that my redeemer liveth.” “...
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What is Easter about?

For much of the religious world, today marks the beginning of the holiest time of the year--Good Friday and Easter for Christians and (at sundown) Passover for Jews. What is Easter about? Easter commemorates and celebrates the self-sacrifice and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The events we remember at Easter are the culmination of Jesus's ministry and mission. It was during this time that he was proclaimed the Messiah, the Son of God, that he took upon himself the sins of humanity, that he willin...
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Passion Week: The Resurrection

This morning we recreated for our kids one of my favorite Easter traditions from growing up. Instead of waking up to a basket filled with eggs and candy left by the Easter Bunny, our kids re-enacted the scene at the Garden Tomb on that first Easter Sunday, complete with an angel in a polka-dot dress and an igloo-shaped dome tent filling in for the Tomb.  (Don't worry--our kids aren't TOO deprived--we just bumped the Easter Bunny festivities up one day, so they got their fill of peeps and chocola...
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Passion Week: Why Did Jesus Have to Die for Us?

By Logan Today is one of the most sacred days in all Christianity, the day that Jesus was crucified. This event marked the consummation of the Savior’s earthly ministry, the fulfillment of a centuries-old prophecy that, just as God had brought physical liberation to the ancient Israelites in Egypt, he would also bring spiritual redemption to all those who earnestly followed him. Many of my friends in India often wonder what made Jesus different from the rest of the ancient prophets. The ev...
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Passion Week: The Garden of Gethsemane

By Barbara This week there is cause for much celebration. It is the Holy Week, when we reflect on the final days of Jesus Christ’s life on earth, culminating with His ultimate resurrection. Celebrate with us this week on www.RealLifeAnswers.org as we recount events that occurred hundreds of years ago — events that allow us, today, to be saved by Christ’s merciful sacrifice and Atonement. Being from France, I never really understood the American Easter tradition of painting, decorating, and...
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