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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The Sacred Responsibility of Mothers

The Family: A Proclamation to the World, states: "Parents have a sacred duty to rear their children in love and righteousness, to provide for their physical and spiritual needs, to teach them to love and serve one another, to observe the commandments of God and to be law-abiding citizens wherever they live." Every woman who bears a child thus has a sacred responsibility to provide loving nurturing so the child can develop toward his or her highest potential. While both mothers and fathers...
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The Sacred Responsibility of Fathers

Every man who fathers a child has a moral and sacred responsibility to his son or daughter. The Family: A Proclamation to the World says that "by divine design, fathers are to preside over their families in love and righteousness and are responsible to provide the necessities of life and protection for their families." Fathering can be very rewarding – and very demanding. "From a spiritual perspective, fathering is both a joyous blessing and a challenging, sacred responsibility." A father...
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Sibling Rivalry Help for Parents

If you already have children, when a new baby arrives so does potential for sibling rivalry. As a parent you can help minimize this by preparing before you bring the child home, by understanding the roots, and by helping your children learn conflict resolution skills.  Preparing For a New Sibling The type and quantity of preparation a child needs to prepare for a new sibling depends on age and personality. As a parent, you need to be in tune with each of your children's unique needs. B...
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Relational Bullying

  "She had barely introduced herself when Brianna and Mackenzie gave her a code name and started calling her Harriet the Hairy Whore. They told everyone Jenny was hooking up with the boys in the woods behind the soccer field. Jenny knew that being called a slut was the worst thing in the world, no matter where you lived. No one was even kissing yet. It was the lowest of the low" (Simmons, 2002, p. 26). Overview of Relational Bulling Childhood bullying is often noticed when physical sign...
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Media and Clothing Market Influence on Adolescent Girls: Warnings for Parents

 Once, slut was one of the most derogatory and insulting epithets that could be hurled at any woman...In today's world, however, both the term itself and the sexual promiscuity it signifies are embraced (Liebau, 2007). As young girls seek to assert their own identities, they are inclined to look to women they admire in pursuit of lifestyles to mimic. Confronted with ambiguous age boundaries and bombarded with popular cultural icons, a sexual pandemic is spreading as fashions trickle down into...
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