Category Archives: Parenting

How Can I Teach the Gospel More Effectively in My Home?

The Book of Mormon contains many sermons. Some were delivered to hostile audiences, some to congregations of believers, and some to audiences of one. The interesting point to me is that the sermons to very small audiences, generally a father … Continue reading

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How Can I Be a Better Father?

Today is Father’s Day, and I’m thinking about what I can do to be a better father. Here are ten principles the Book of Mormon teaches about being an effective father: 1. Give your children assignments, and trust that they … Continue reading

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What Does the Book of Mormon Teach About Being an Effective Parent?

From the first phrase in the Book of Mormon, the importance of parents is emphasized (1 Nephi 1:1). What can we learn from the Book of Mormon about how to be a good parent? 1. “With all the feeling of … Continue reading

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What Are “Goodly Parents?”

Note: a reader of this blog asked about the meaning behind some of the unusual verbiage in the Book of Mormon. For the next few days, I’m going to look for unusual words and phrases and try to understand the … Continue reading

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Behold Your Little Ones – 3 Nephi 17:21-23

21 And when he had said these words, he wept, and the multitude bare record of it, and he took their little children, one by one, and blessed them, and prayed unto the Father for them. 22 And when he … Continue reading

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The Son of Righteousness – Ether 9:21-22

21 And Emer did execute judgment in righteousness all his days, and he begat many sons and daughters; and he begat Coriantum, and he anointed Coriantum to reign in his stead. 22 And after he had anointed Coriantum to reign … Continue reading

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Ye Ought to Have Stirred Yourselves More Diligently – Alma 60:8-10

8 Yea, even they who have looked up to you for protection, yea, have placed you in a situation that ye might have succored them, yea, ye might have sent armies unto them, to have strengthened them, and have saved … Continue reading

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