Saturday, October 29, 2011
This week in class we learned a lot about how to start our marriage off to a good start, and how we can remain unified and completely in love and involved in our spouse's life. President Spencer W. Kimball taught: “Two people coming from different backgrounds learn soon after the ceremony is performed that stark reality must be faced. There is no longer a life of fantasy or of make-believe; we must come out of the clouds and put our feet firmly on the earth. Responsibility must be assumed and new duties must be accepted. Some personal freedoms must be relinquished, and many adjustments, unselfish adjustments, must be made” I think it is really important to learn early on that you and your spouse will see things differently, but that you need to allow them to express themselves, and take into account their ideas.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Selecting a mate can be a difficult process. There are many different characteristics that people have to have in a spouse. It is important to date someone for at least 3 months before marrying them. Everyone shows their best characteristics when they are first dating, but you need to get to know what the person is really like in different situations.The trend nowadays is to just hang out, but when you do that you don't experience them in all aspects of their life. Jason Schwartzman said, "I don't know the first real thing about the dating game. I don't know how to talk to a specific person and connect. I just think you have to go to person by person and do the best you can with people in general." I agree with him. I don't know if there is a specific plan for success. People need to date many people, and when they get in a relationship with someone, the need to continue to date that person. It is so important for you to get to know someone before you marry them, so that there are no surprises after the wedding.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
The Proclamation clearly states the roles of mothers and fathers, and husbands and wives. We, as LDS people, know that if we are doing what the proclamation the Proclamation says, we are doing what Heavenly father wants. One of my favorite talks is "For Time and All Eternity" by Boyd K. Packer. I would like to share the parable he uses with you:
Saturday, October 8, 2011
I found the following quote online, "We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color." I really liked this quote, because it's true. Every one is different in their own way. No two people are the same. That doesn't mean that they are any less valuable, though. I think it is important to understand and accept diversity, because chances are, you will marry someone who is different from you. If we understand that everyone is raised in different circumstances, and that those circumstances shaped who they are, we will be able to look past the things that seem weird to us, and grow to love and accept them as God's children.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
I don't know about you, but my family Dynamics are a little different. My mom and dad work together to run the household. When it comes to discipline, my parents have a system. My mom will do the digging, and find out what the kids have done wrong. She then takes that information to my dad. They talk about punishments, and then the kid that is in trouble gets called into my dad's office where mom and dad both confront them. Finally, my dad lays down the final punishment. As far as my siblings go, we have a hard time getting along. I am one of those people where if you don't bug me, I won't bug you, and we can have peace. My little brother and sister, on the other hand, live to annoy. When they aren't screaming at each other, they like to team up and annoy me. I don't understand how they can go from hating each other, to laughing at my frustration in a matter of minutes. I guess the only thing they have in common is the fact that they like to annoy me. I have come to find that being away at college is an even bigger blessing than I thought. Everyone has a different situation, but family is family regardless of how it operates.