The Worth of the Human Soul

Every man, woman, and child, is the literal offspring of God. Knowing and understanding this truth affects the way we live, the way we treat others, and the way we see the world around us. It's an essential part of understanding the worth of each human soul, including our own. This truth is one of the main focuses in The Family: A Proclamation to the World. Worth vs. Worthiness All too often individuals don’t understand the difference between worthiness and worth. For example, we might not...
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Nurturing Feelings of Self-Worth in Children

Each person has a divine spirit of eternal value. God loves each of us, and we all have the potential to become like Him. Parents and other adults can help children learn from an early age that they have this great worth. The Family: A Proclamation to the World states: "All human beings—male and female—are created in the image of God. Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents, and, as such, each has a divine nature and destiny." Self-worth is one of the most important f...
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Where Are You God?

By Lorianne B. I anxiously awaited a graduation trip that consisted of over 4,000 miles of traveling to the east coast and back by bus. I imagined making friends the minute we hit the road and built up the idea in my mind that others would be in my same position (not previously knowing anyone traveling). Within the first ten seconds, I found that I had never been so wrong. Everyone was already acquainted and quickly found a seat next to his or her close friends. I glanced between the itinerar...
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What is the Source of Self-Worth?

By Nicole L. I’ve wasted many hours of my life trying to be perfect. Growing up, my parents taught me to do my best. For some reason, in my little head “best” equated to “the best,” which came to mean, for me, not the way that other people did something, but how it was theoretically meant to be done. And that is how I wanted all things to be: perfect. I honestly thought that in order for life to be meaningful and worth it, I had to do everything perfectly. This mindset helped me develop...
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