About ME or my Family?

Families Can Be Forever

Families Can Be Forever

Some men tell themselves that religion is a good thing for women and children, but not necessarily for them. “Or some are convinced that their busy schedules or unique circumstances make them exempt from the daily acts of devotion and service that would keep them close to the Spirit. In this age of self-justification and narcissism, it is easy to become quite creative at coming up with excuses for not regularly approaching God in prayer, procrastinating the study of the scriptures, avoiding church meetings and family home evening” (Dieter F. Uchtdorf). I am grateful for the role of religion in my life. It is not just for women and children. It is the source of my identity, purpose, peace, and happiness. My primary goal has always been to enjoy a loving, eternal marriage, to teach my children to love the Savior Jesus Christ, and to keep His commandments. I want my children to access the power of the Holy Ghost for guidance in making good choices in life. It would be impossible to instill these values in my children without setting the example myself. It’s not enough to send them to church; I need to go with them, read scriptures together, participate in family prayer, and serve my fellowmen. I must also show the joy I feel from this chosen spiritual path. A complimentary goal is to have our family sealed together throughout eternity. My wife and I want all our children, along with their children, to be covenant keepers, sealing us as a family unit beyond the grave. Seeing the progress we are making as a family gives me many Reasons to Rejoice.

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