"...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

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Family Crisis

A family goes through so much and who, or what, endures is always amazing to me. The world today questions the importance of the family. There is a great push for, what I call "severe" independence. According to the world we don't need anybody else and we can do everything on our own. With that when we have no personal ties we are "free" to see the world, spend money on anything we want, and simply, "eat, drink, and be merry for tomorrow we die" (2 Nephi 28:7)

I hope that last phrase sounded familiar. It is the wicked way of living. Let us live the gospel way of living. In the gospel, "the family is central to the Father's plan for His children". We cannot go through life alone. Trials, tribulations, and temptations will come into our lives that we cannot handle on our own,...and we aren't meant to. The family we are given is a great gift given to us from God. Our family is meant to be with us and act as a support group, or system, when we are assailed on all sides by things we cannot handle, nor control.

When a family goes through a crisis, or trial, how they work together greatly affects the lives of every member of that family. As current, or future, parents we need to prepare for any crisis. Any emergency fund, or account, would be a wonderful idea. A child needs all the love, counsel, and comfort a parent can give.

So, you can try and live life alone, but I can say from my own experience, that trying to do things on your own,...get lonely, difficult, and extremely exhausting. When you let go of pride and ask for help, it will change your life. A family is full of people you can turn to for help. They can help you to carry your burdens, and you can help family members with their burdens. In our darkest moments, the Lord and our families provide a guiding light.

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