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"Noble womanhood"


In 1916 the challenges of life involved an entirely different focus, such as killing flies, clearing sagebrush, and learning to harness horses. Today such physical needs are met much more easily: flipping on a switch to control the light, adjusting the thermostat for heat and for cold. Modern conveniences grant us more free time to focus on spiritual needs and devote more time to personal service. But the basic element which should never change in the lives of righteous young women is giving service to others. Their divine role as caregivers helps noble womanhood gain “the highest place of honor in human life.” Serving others can begin at almost any age. Often the greatest service to others is one-on-one. It need not be on a grand scale, and it is noblest within the family.

Author: President James E. Faust, Source: James E. Faust, “Womanhood: The Highest Place of Honor,” Ensign, May 2000, 95Saved by mlsscaress in service womanhood focus family less divine spirituality care oneonone conveniences role 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
But here is a caution for families. Suppose Church leaders reduce the time required by Church meetings and activities in order to increase the time available for families to be together. This will not achieve its intended purpose unless individual family members—especially parents—vigorously act to increase family togetherness and one-on-one time.
Author: Elder Dallin H. Oaks , Source: Good, Better, Best, Oct 2007 General Conference: http://www.ld...Saved by mlsscaress in family time balance caution futurehome oneonone together 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The amount of children-and-parent time absorbed in the good activities of private lessons, team sports, and other school and club activities also needs to be carefully regulated. Otherwise, children will be overscheduled, and parents will be frazzled and frustrated. Parents should act to preserve time for family prayer, family scripture study, family home evening, and the other precious togetherness and individual one-on-one time that binds a family together and fixes children's values on things of eternal worth. Parents should teach gospel priorities through what they do with their children.

Family experts have warned against what they call "the overscheduling of children." In the last generation children are far busier and families spend far less time together. Among many measures of this disturbing trend are the reports that structured sports time has doubled, but children's free time has declined by 12 hours per week, and unstructured outdoor activities have fallen by 50 percent.
Author: Elder Dallin H. Oaks , Source: Good, Better, Best, Oct 2007 General Conference: http://www.ld...Saved by mlsscaress in priorities children family parents prayer fhe scripturestudy oversheduled frazzled frustrated preserve oneonone togetherness freetime outdoor 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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