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September 27, 2018

“Going Forth” And Taking Upon You The Needs Of The Family

Book of Mormon Marriage And Family Study

1 Nephi 11: 24- “and I beheld the Son of God going forth among the children of men.”

Going Forth

Parenting requires much work. Marriage also. What should you do when you are stressed out, and your children have problems and need your help?

Another phrase in the Book of Mormon referring to Jesus Christ’s Atonement is “Take Upon Him.”

“Going forth” and “take upon Him” have I believe essential lessons for marriage and parenting.

As fathers and leaders of the home, we should “take upon” ourselves as much as possible. We are also the providers; which is a big job, but a lot more is required than paying the bills and putting food on the table. We should carry as much of the load as possible. Providing is a big job; however, it is not enough. It is not good enough to return home from work stressed out and then unwind and vegetate in front of the TV when our wives and children need us.

The father should increase his power to carry more of the load. To lift the pressure off his wife, and support her. The father should take upon him the stress of the family.

He should also “go forth” by doing extra work in the home. Never sitting around watching TV killing time.

If you live in the Salt Lake City valley, I invite you to join us at church on Sunday's at 1 p.m. We are a mid-singles ward; however, if you have a family please don't let that stop you. Please, join us for for our first meeting which is Sacrament meeting, and make sure you ask someone to introduce you to our ward mission leader. Our address is 6770 South 500 East, Midvale Utah, 84047.

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