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Nothing Is More Powerful Than The Love Of God
June 05, 2017

God’s Love In The Home Is The Key To Raising Strong And Powerful Children

Book of Mormon Marriage And Family Study

1 Nephi 11: 22-23-

“And I answered him, saying; Yea, it is the love of God, which sheddeth itself abroad in the hearts of the children of men; wherefore, it is the most desirable above all things.

“And he spake unto me, saying; Yea, and the most joyous to the soul.”

Love at home is everything! It can overcome a lot of other disadvantages. For example there is something called the Orchid Hypothesis, which says children born with “bad genes” (i.e. prone to antisocial behavior such as aggression and noncompliance) can thrive in a home with love. Additionally, they can exceed children born with “good genes.” Not every child can handle the same level of stress. For example some children are born with genes that help them cope with stress easier than others who break much quicker under the same load.

A loving home environment can make children strong. Ultimately, it is the Atonement of Christ that makes children resilient.

It Is The Most Desirable Above All Things And The Most Joyous To The Soul

Love is the grand secret for your children living a glorious life. That foundation of love is something they will carry with them throughout their life. Additionally, your children will crave and seek after this love, and it will transform them. They will want to be at home more than anywhere else and will recognize that the world cannot give them what they hunger after.

God’s love changes lives and it heals marriage and family relationships.

This scripture refers to the fruit of the Tree of Life referred to in Lehi’s dream, which is a representation of the Atonement. It is only because of the Atonement that we can love the way He does because if we were left to our own strength we would fail miserably.

That is why Jesus Christ must be the head of every marriage and family. Learning how to access His atonement is not optional and one way to do that is to become really good at forgiving and repenting.

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 7155 South 540 East, Midvale Utah, 84047.

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