Do you think it’s becoming more important to make our homes sanctuaries of safety and peace? If so, President Eyring gives us a list of how to help us achieve that. While no list is foolproof because of that little thing called agency it is a list by an inspired messenger of God so, you know, it might be worth a look.
It’s my personal belief that a person needs two things to accept a teaching and implement it in life. One, the why. Why should I do this? Why is this important? Why is this little step necessary to reach the goal a mile down the road? Knowing the why is crucial. The second thing is how it connects to the person. Basically, the ‘what’s in it for me’ reason. Despite our attempts at being unselfish we are typically selfish to the extent of how is this teaching going to affect me?
In short, the days of “do as I say not as I do” are long gone. Even children need to know the why and the connection. Looking at Captain Moroni as an example, the time to prepare is during the peaceful, at rest times.
But I have no kids of my own so I could be way off base.
by President Henry B. Eyring