Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Family Rules

This week in class we talked a lot about Family Systems Theory. We talked about the different roles, subsystems, boundaries, etc. The assignment for today's class was to list of rules of some behaviors that are unspoken in the family.
1. Always knock when a door is closed.
2. Remember to say your "Please and Thank-Yous"
3. Ladies first
4. When you make a mess, clean it up.
5. Be nice to each other.
6. If you're sassy, you get soap.
7. At 5PM Dad gets the remote to watch the news.
8. Disney movies on Sundays.

Saturday, September 24, 2011


We discussed in class on Wednesday about trends in the world, according to marriage, family, etc. Bro. Williams asked us if we thought regarding each trend on the board, if they were critical, significant, or not important. My response to all of the trends- Critical. Premarital sex ties in with each of the trends. It's a domino affect. The family is central to God's Plan. Each of these items break-up the family. Satan's hands are rooted deep. As a family we need to pull the weeds out and protect the Plan with all our might. I'm taking a marriage class and we've been discussing trends as well. So many people are living together- cohabitation. We had viewed a film in that class regarding marriage. Most of the people that were interviewed thought that marriage isn't as important. That a couple's first marriage is a "starter marriage." Meaning that it's okay to get divorced. (Basically a get out of jail free card). The world has so many different views on the family and on marriage. We, as members of this church, need to the examples. We need to share with others our thoughts and teach them. We need to be more informed, to combat the things that the world is saying. Elder Nelson said, "You have been reserved in heaven for your specific time and place to be born, to grow and become His standard bearers and covenant people. As you walk in the Lord's path of righteousness, you will be blessed to continue in His goodness and be a light and a savior unto His people." (May 2011, Ensign) 
Let us be a light!

Saturday, September 17, 2011


Yesterday in class we were discussing Elder Oaks' talk "The Challenge to Become." Our teacher was asking us questions about how we could incorporate the Learning Model in our lives. We went through the steps and discussed each of them. The main point that our teacher wanted us to get, was the becoming.  He had asked us, "What do you want to become?" He gave us a few minutes to write down our thoughts. 
My thoughts consisted of a lot of things. Some dealt with school, and becoming a disciple of learning. Other thoughts dealt with becoming myself: a daughter of God. This activity made me think about my life. Am I making those preparations to one day make those sacred covenants in the temple? A thought that came to my mind is, am I speaking with the tongue of angels? It's not that I am living my life in a wrong way, but I need to make myself even better, by becoming, and keeping that a constant thought in my mind.