Tag Archives: Alma 38

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

Posted in Parenting | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What Does It Mean to Be “Temperate in All Things?”

While serving as high priest over the church, Alma delivered a series of sermons in different cities. He admonished the people in the city of Gideon to be “temperate in all things” (Alma 7:23). He later gave the same advice … Continue reading

Posted in self-mastery | Tagged , | Leave a comment

How Can I Be Bold Without Being Overbearing?

Alma gave the following advice to his son Shiblon: “Use boldness but not overbearance” (Alma 38:12). What does that mean? boldness — Willingness to take risks and act innovatively; confidence or courage. overbearing — Unpleasantly overpowering. (Oxford English Dictionary) How … Continue reading

Posted in civility, Courage | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Parenting | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

What Does It Mean to “Bridle All Your Passions?”

It would be ludicrous for a human being to attempt to subdue a horse by brute force. Yet by placing a small piece of metal against sensitive areas in the horse’s mouth, a human can guide the animal with relatively … Continue reading

Posted in Emotions | Tagged | Leave a comment

What Does It Mean to Be Sober?

Throughout the Book of Mormon, people who are responsible, disciplined, and serious are referred to as “sober.” Nephi and Jacob both tell us that they taught the gospel with soberness (1 Nephi 18:10, Jacob 6:5). Jacob explains that God expected … Continue reading

Posted in Soberness, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What Does the Book of Mormon Teach About Patience?

Today, I reviewed the passages in the Book of Mormon about patience. I learned the following principles: God is patient with us. King Benjamin wanted his people to understand that God has great power and wisdom, but that He is … Continue reading

Posted in Patience | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment