Monday, May 4, 2015

Growing Stronger Spirtitually

My goal for my marriage this year has been to renew it. I honestly feel that in some ways, I already feel and see the success of that. There are a few areas that I feel could use some work--one of them is spiritually. We say our prayers and read scriptures as a family daily at home, but after hearing the talk: Defenders of the Family Proclamation  I knew that I wanted to improve my own spirituality. 

making home a haven

" We need to take a term which is sometimes spoken of with derision and elevate it. It is the term homemaker. All of us—women, men, youth, and children, single or married—can work at being homemakers. We should “make our homes” places of order, refuge, holiness, and safety. Our homes should be places where the Spirit of the Lord is felt in rich abundance and where the scriptures and the gospel are studied, taught, and lived. What a difference it would make in the world if all people would see themselves as makers of righteous homes. Let us defend the home as a place which is second only to the temple in holiness."

Talk on family and the attack on the family was abundant in conference. I can see it for myself--far more clearly now that I'm a mom. Our home has always been a treasure to me, it has always been a refuge. But now I see it as a place for relationships to grow, for confidence and faith to develop, for memories to be shared, and the place where my daughter will learn the most important things in this world. I want my home to be second only to the temple in holiness. That is the place where my marriage will thrive and where it will survive the tough stuff. It is the place where Zach and I can each come to know we have each other and we have our family-and that's all that really matters. 

This month, in order to help us grow spiritually:

-We will hold weekly Family Home Evening

-We will continue saying our prayers and reading scriptures

-God is a God of order--so I will encourage order in our home. Cleanliness and discipline with eating/budgeting/time management

-Make a firm decision to discontinue watching inappropriate television shows 

-Attend the temple together 

How do you strengthen the spiritual aspect of your marriage?

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