Saturday, September 24, 2011

True Happiness

This week as we have discussed some growing trends in our society such as cohabitation, single parenting, and premarital sex, I have realized just how grateful I am for my testimony. The gospel teaches us how and where to find true happiness.

My mom has frequently told me that the world can sometimes teach us that "what's right is wrong, and what's wrong is right." I, along with anyone who has ever turned on the T.V, read a magazine, or looked at the latest fashions knows that this is true. I realize that this may sound extreme. I do not mean to imply that the world is full of only bad things and people. This life is a gift, and I believe that there is good in every person, no matter what their beliefs may be. However, it is sad to me that high standards and values are so rare these days-- and in many cases, even laughed at. I believe that some things in this life are sacred. One of those things is the family.

I am so grateful for the examples I have in my life of happy families. Some of the best examples exist among my own brothers and sisters. My siblings have shown me the proper way to date, get married, and start a family. I have seen them experience true happiness as they have followed the direction of the prophets and the teachings of the gospel.

My brother, Logan, and his family
My brother, Griffin, and his family
My sister, Haley, and her family

I know that the family is central to God's plan for us. It is sacred and vital for our eternal progression. As we follow correct teachings, we will be able to live with our families, not only in this life, but for all of eternity

Thursday, September 15, 2011

A Brief Explanation

Alright. Here we go. For my Family Relations class, I have been asked to keep a blog about my experiences, beliefs, and thoughts on the family. I'm very excited to get started, but for now I'll keep things short and simple.

This is my family. To me, they are what matter most.