"...Behold I say unto you, that by small and simple things are great things brought to pass; and small means in many instances doth confound the wise" --Alma 37:6

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Family Defined

My Family Relations professor said something that shocked and surprised me. He pointed out that in the new edition of our textbook, the experts who wrote the book couldn't give a definition of what a family is. The experts didn't know how to define family!!! Well experts, a young college student is about to tell you something that apparently you can't figure out. Family defined:

"THE FAMILY is ordained of God. Marriage between man and woman is essential to His eternal plan. Children are entitled to birth within the bonds of matrimony, and to be reared by a father and a mother who honor marital vows with complete fidelity." --The Family: A Proclamation to the World

That is what a family is. No ifs, ands, or buts. No gray lines. It's very black and white. The definition of family has never changed and it will never change. What changes is what the world thinks. What the family is, is an everlasting, eternal truth that cannot be altered or denied. No matter how much the world attacks the family they cannot change the truth. The truth is something unshakable, unchangeable.

I ask any who read this to be as truths are. Be unshakable. Be firm. Be strong and everlasting. Be courageous. Tell the world what a family is. Remind us all of who we are and what we are meant to do and become. Do not let Satan win. This is our time. What are we doing with it?

Monday, September 12, 2011


For my first official post about family, I want to say that family is very important to me. One cannot go through life alone. A family is a safety net. It's a place where everybody knows your name and no matter what you do, they will always love you. I believe with all my heart that families are forever. The family bond is not broken by death. This world is tearing the family apart and it breaks my heart. My own family is not immune to the new world vision that the world doesn't need families. The new world view is that it's every man, (or woman) for themselves. The world seems to believe that we can make it on our own and that we don't need anybody else.
I say this bluntly, and from experience, we cannot do things on our own. We can stick up our chin and and suck it up, but at the end of the day, we need our family. We need them to validate our choices. We need them to tell us when we were wrong, and give us advice on what to do to fix it. We need them to remind us that we are not alone, that yes life is really hard but that it's all worth it. To me it's no question: Families are forever and I thank my Heavenly Father for it.

Intro Post

Hello blog world,
I am starting this blog for a college course and I am somewhat excited. I am to relay my feelings and emotions about marriage and family on this blog for others to read. I have strong opinions about marriage and family, so I ask that if what I write is something you disagree with, don't follow my blog. If it's something that has offended you, I apologize for any offense and hope you return to my blog. I will definitely answer any questions anyone may have, if my opinions is not understood.