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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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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Fostering Moral Behavior in Children

With rising youth violence, increasing peer cruelty, coarsening of language, a declining work ethic, diminished personal and civic responsibility, escalating dishonesty, growing ethical illiteracy, and growing disrespect for parents, teachers, and other legitimate authority figures, one wonders if too little emphasis is placed on morality among the young. According to a number of scholars, the answer is a definitive yes. Among the most vocal and widely respected of these voices is Harvard...
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Family Strengths – Clear Roles and Responsibilities

The Family: A Proclamation to the World teaches that fathers are to preside over, provide for, and protect the family; the mother's primary responsibility is to nurture the children. Parents are obligated to help one another in these responsibilities as equal partners and rear their children in love and righteousness. You can strengthen your family by making sure family members have a clear idea about their day-to-day responsibilities in and to the family. At the same time, be flexible. I...
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