The Home as a Sacred Center for Family Life

For most people the word "home" evokes feelings of security, happiness, and belonging. The Family: A Proclamation to the World teaches many important principles about what should happen within the walls of a home in order to create these feelings. It's in the home that relationships are strengthened, children taught, and joy felt. Families can work together to make their home a sacred center for family life, a place where each family member feels a sense of belonging and a place of ref...
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How Can I Have Greater Family Harmony?

By Christy C. Understanding the concept of sacrifice is critical to family harmony. After having children, I learned that lesson. I no longer had some of the things I used to have before motherhood; a full night’s rest was often gone. Another lesson that became clear to me as a mother was you can't give a good gift begrudgingly. This realization taught me patience. I’ve learned that sacrifice and patience are very important because they help me be a better mother. Some may call this life a...
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Why Do Guys Struggle?

I don’t have to search long on Google (such as here, here, or here) to find studies that statistically prove that men are failing. The slump of masculinity is infecting boys and men at an alarming rate. There is a virus spreading through our schools, our relationships, and our workplaces. I really worry about what is happening to the definition of my gender. Are talent, intelligence, and expertise out of style? Did the idea of winning the loyalty and love of the girl of our dreams become insigni...
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How Do You Deal with Hardship During Christmas?

By Rachel R. There came a point in my childhood where I became so ill that a long hospital stay was needed. It was a common occurrence because of my chronic health condition, but this time I remember being heartbroken because I would be hospitalized over Christmas. My favorite holiday could have ended up being devastating—being trapped within confined boundaries, having my schedule compacted with medical treatments and tests, visits by overbearing practitioners, and not having enough sleep. T...
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Who is God?

By Jennifer R. It is difficult to understand the true nature of God at first. The human mind is made to think logically. We want visible and tangible proof in order to believe, and sometimes even that is not enough. We do not innately live with a spirit of faith, but in order to know God it is a requirement. My journey is one similar to that of the Prodigal Son, who left his father with his inheritance and spent it unwisely in the world. Lost, desperate, destitute and alone the foolish son kn...
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