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!