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There is a line in a primary song that says - God gave us families to help us become what He wants us to be—
Why would having a family help us become what God wants us to be? I truly believe that having a family is a gift from God and that it is within the family unit that we practice the many things we need to learn to become like God. Pes Nelson once said, "The home is the great laboratory of love. There the raw chemicals of selfishness and greed are melded in the crucible of cooperation to yield compassionate concern and love one for another." 1
Spending time with our loved ones is a great way to strengthen and reinforce that love for each other. During the holiday season it is a great time to reconnect with our extended family and draw on the power of family. In today’s episode, I share with you our family's plan for trying to create a Thanksgiving that is not only enjoyable, but meaningful as well.
1 “Our Sacred Duty to Honor Women,” CR April 1999, https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/1999/04/our-sacred-duty-to-honor-women?lang=eng, see also “The Canker of Contention,” CR April 1989, https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1989/04/the-canker-of-contention?lang=eng and “Salvation and Exaltation,” CR April 2008, https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2008/04/salvation-and-exaltation?lang=eng--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/myteachingmatters/message