A religious leader of our time, Harold B. Lee (former President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) said, "The most important work you will ever do is within the walls of your own home."
When people are on their deathbeds, you never hear them say, "I wish I would've spent more time at the office". A major regret of many people is that they didn't spend enough time with their families.
If we don't do our best in parenting, little else really matters. Other successes are really hollow. Many have said, "My true riches are my children and family". The scriptures say, "Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also" (Matthew 6:21). It is important to seek for and find balance in our lives. Sometimes we can be so caught up in things outside the home, like money, fame, social status or power, that we lose everything that is most dear to us—our families. The only things we can take with us to the next life is our family and our knowledge. All the rest stays here on earth.
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One of the major attacks on the family in our day is pornography. Many husbands leave wives and families to fend for themselves due to the addicting affects of pornography. The affects of pornography weakens families as well as societies. If its destructive nature is not held at bay, it can destroy our lives and make us lose what is most precious. As we stay away from pornography, and spend time building our families, they become strengthened and societies fortified. There is great strength in self-discipline and moral living.
Here are some ideas to build a strong family and improve parenting:
We, the creators of this web page, encourage you to set goals, from the list above or involving other worthwhile family pursuits, and work at improving the time spent with your family. At the end of your life, you will be glad you did and feel satisfaction if you spent both quality and quantity time with your family. Never forget the importance of parenting—your family can be with you through eternity, but your career and other worldly things will be left on earth.
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