Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Why do you think families are so important?



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  1. I think families are important because, like the video states, families can give us a tangible idea of how our Heavenly Father loves and sees us.
    When I am with my family, I am comfortable to be myself. I never doubt that they love me. They love and support me through life and I know Heavenly Father does that for me. He loves me no matter who I am. He loves and supports me through my life. His love is unconditional.

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  2. I can't think of a better place to learn than in a family! We learn to work through difficulties together and we also learn to laugh together. I love my family - my parents and siblings and now my husband and children. I have learned so much from all of them. I first learned how to be a sister and daughter then a wife and mother. We need each other and I can't imagine going through life without being part of a family unit! It also teaches us about eternity. We can be families together forever if we live righteously and have our families sealed to us for time and all eternity in the temple. For that I am truly grateful!!!

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  3. Having a family truly is the best. It is such a same that so many do not have the opportunity or chose not to take the opportunity to share in the joys and sense of completeness that having one brings.

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    1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I know it must be hard for those who don't have the opportunity to have a family. Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is such a blessing, we call each other Brother and Sister and we share in each others heartache and happiness. I know it isn't quite the same as living in a family unit, but I think it can help us learn about families and how they work. And it's so comforting to know that there are loving friends surrounding me that I can turn to for help whenever I may need it. And I hope that I'm am continually striving to be a good friend and neighbor and remember those around me who may not be as fortunate as I am to have a family.

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  4. When we become parents we start to realize our capacity to love others more than ourselves. This becomes a wonderful metaphor for God's ability to love us, and for his desire for us to be happy. It is the training ground to become more like him.

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    1. I couldn't agree more. It wasn't until I had my son that I began to truly understand how much parents love their children. Our capacity love is such a small fraction of what God's love for us is.

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  5. Families are important because, as taught in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, families are the fundamental unit of society. To me, that seems to imply that the more righteous families there are in a society, the stronger that society is.

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  6. I think that families are important for multiple reasons. One, God wants us to be happy and through family relationships we experience much of our greatest happiness. Also, because having a family requires us to care about others and sacrifice our selfishness, it stretches us and helps us to grow more like Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ who are the ultimate examples of love and unselfishness.

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