It is a core belief of Latter-Day Saints, that family relationships extend beyond the grave. A Latter-Day Saint man and woman who are married in an LDS Temple by one who holds the priesthood are sealed together for eternity. A marriage performed without proper priesthood authority, ends at death.
When we were a young couple just starting out our family, things were easily overwhelming. We had our first 4 children by the time the oldest was 5 years old. Running errands or taking care of tasks was always difficult even when my husband and I decided to “divide and conquer” with one or two each in tow.
One of the most important things you can do for your family is to hold a weekly Family Home Evening. But for many who are new to the church, this might seem an odd event. Just what is Family Home Evening (FHE, for short)?Family Home Evening is an opportunity for the family to gather around once a week to spend time together, build lasting bonds, and learn about Christ. Family Home Evening is as individual as families are.
A collateral line refers to ancestors from whom you don’t directly descend, but that are still in your ancestral family. Such as aunts, cousins or your 5th Great Grandmother’s siblings.
I was terribly shy in high school, always afraid of saying something wrong or making a fool of myself. Only my closest of friends knew how silly and lively I could be (I’d like to add vivacious and dynamic…witty…a snappy dresser…um, where was I? Oh yeah.). Only around them would I let my guard down.
“Now, brethren, I want to make it clear that I am not prophesying, that I am not predicting years of famine in the future. But I am suggesting that the time has come to get our houses in order….That’s all I have to say about it, but I wish to say it with all the emphasis of which I am capable” (Ensign, November 1998, p. 53).