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Many areas of the world have experienced difficult economic times. Businesses have failed, jobs have been lost, and investments have been jeopardized. We must make certain that those for whom we share responsibility do not go hungry or unclothed or unsheltered. When the priesthood of this Church works together as one in meeting these vexing conditions, near miracles take place.

Author: Thomas S. Monson, Source: http://www.lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-947-20,...Saved by cboyack in economy service charity investment humanitarianaid 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Most of all, I think eternal marriage cannot be achieved without a commitment to make it work. Most of what I know about this I have learned from my companion. We have been married for almost 47 years now. From the beginning she knew what kind of marriage she wanted.

We started as poor college students, but her vision for our marriage was exemplified by a set of silverware.... I noticed that the silverware never went to the many ward dinners she cooked, or never accompanied the many meals she made and sent to others who were sick or needy. It never went on picnics and never went camping. In fact it never went anywhere; and, as time went by, it didnít even come to the table very often. Some of our friends were weighed in the balance, found wanting, and didnít even know it. They got the stainless when they came to dinner.

The time came when we were called to go on a mission. I arrived home one day and was told that I had to rent a safe-deposit box for the silver. She didnít want to take it with us. She didnít want to leave it behind. And she didnít want to lose it.

For years I thought she was just a little bit eccentric, and then one day I realized that she had known for a long time something that I was just beginning to understand. If you want something to last forever, you treat it differently. You shield it and protect it. You never abuse it. You donít expose it to the elements. You donít make it common or ordinary. If it ever becomes tarnished, you lovingly polish it until it gleams like new. It becomes special because you have made it so, and it grows more beautiful and precious as time goes by.

Eternal marriage is just like that. We need to treat it just that way. I pray that we may see it for the priceless gift that it is.
Author: Elder F. Burton Howard, Source: Eternal Marriage, General Conference, April 2003, http://lds.o...Saved by richardkmiller in love commitment time marriage eternity investment 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The old notion that children are the private property of parents dies very slowly. In reality, no parent raises a child alone. How many of us nice middle-class folk could make it without our mortgage reduction? That's a government subsidy of families, yet we resent putting money directly into public housing. We take our deduction for dependent care yet resent putting money directly into child care. Common sense and necessity are beginning to erode old notions of the private invasion of family life, because so many families are in trouble.
Author: Marian Wright Edelman, Source: 1993 interview, Psychology TodaySaved by Doc in welfare society children family investment 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Investing in [children] is not a national luxury or a national choice. It's a national necessity. If the foundation of your house is crumbling, you don't say you can't afford to fix it while you're building astronomically expensive fences to protect it from outside enemies. The issue is not are we going to pay -- it's are we going to pay now, up front, or are we going to pay a whole lot more later on.
Author: Marian Wright Edelman, Source: unknownSaved by Doc in society children future family foundation investment 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
We are willing to spend the least amount of money to keep a kid at home, more to put him in a foster home and the most to institutionalize him.
Author: Marian Wright Edelman, Source: unknownSaved by Doc in welfare society children future family spending investment 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

There are blessings in being close to the soil, in raising your own food even if it is only a garden in your yard and a fruit tree or two. Those families will be fortunate who, in the last days, have an adequate supply of food because of their foresight and ability to produce their own. The counsel from Church authorities has been consistent over the years and is well summarized in these words: First, and above and beyond everything else, let us live righteously. Let us avoid debt as we would avoid a plague; where we are now in debt, let us get out of debt; if not today, then tomorrow. Let us straitly and strictly live within our incomes, and save a little. Let every head of every household see to it that he has on hand enough food and clothing, and, where possible, fuel also, for at least a year ahead. You of small means put your money in foodstuffs and wearing apparel, not in stocks and bonds; you of large means will think you know how to care for yourselves, but I may venture to suggest that you do not speculate. Let every head of every household aim to own his own home, free from mortgage. Let every man who has a garden spot, garden it; every man who owns a farm, farm it.

Author: J. Reuben Clark, Source: Conference Report, Apr. 1937, p. 26Saved by cboyack in money save foodstorage preparedness food debt investment stockmarket 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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