Sunday, July 4, 2010

July 2010

Dear Sisters, on the first Sunday of the month the lesson is going to be on Strengthening our Homes and Families. As I look around at the attack on the family that is happening in our society we probably need several lessons on this topic. " Adultery, divorce, cohabitation, child and spouse abuse, abortion, homosexuality, teen pregnancies, pornography,disobedient children, economic struggles, and increasing unwillingness amont married couple to bear and rear childrennnnn-- all these and more are proof tht the adversary understands very well the central role the family plays in the destiny of God's children."

Elder Robert D. Hales of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, has counseled and warned us."Satan makes a major effort to destroy the sanctitiy of the family, demean the importance of the role of men and women, encourage moral uncleanliness,...and to discourage parents from placing the bearing and rearing of children as one of their highest priorities.

Even in such circumstances, we need not fear. God is with us. In the end good will conquer evil. In the hear and now, however, we must take our place on the front line in this war that began in the premortal world and do all we can to preserve and protect the sanctity of the family." May the Lord be with us on a daily basis as we strive to strengthen our own home.
Shanna Behling

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