Friday, September 25, 2015

How can I protect my Family spiritually?

In a talk given by Cheryl A. Esplin in the April 2015 General Conference, she likens strengthening the family to a demonstration of two soda cans. One can is easily crushed and the other remains intact. The can that is strong and can’t be as easily destroyed is the one that is filled. Likewise, in our families, we need to be filled with the spirit if we want to stay strong and not be broken by the negative forces around us. Becoming filled with the spirit does not have to be a difficult or complicated process and boils down to doing the things we know to do. This is one of the major reasons that the prophets and apostles have repeatedly stressed the importance of doing the fundamentals such as reading our scriptures individually and as a family, going to the temple, having Family Home Evening, and praying individually and together. If we do these things consistently, the spirit will fill our homes and strengthen our families and we will be able to withstand the challenges that are in the world and that may come our way.   


  1. I have found these truths to be true in my own life, and I know of no alternative that works. Obedience to these fundamental commandments provide protection by strengthening us against trials and temptations.

  2. I think at times we over complicate the gospel but really, if we just consistently do those things we will have the spirit and the joy that comes from living the gospel.

  3. There is no substitute for failure in the home. If you want your family to be able to bare the weight of the world, you have to fill them up every day. I have found that family prayer, family home evening and scripture study has brought us extra strength and protection from the world that wants to crush us down.


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