Friday, October 8, 2010

Great Resource!

Here's a link the the Provident Living site from There are several wonderful talks and stories that encourage educating the family.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

“Encouraging Parents to Teach Their Children,” Ensign, Feb. 2001, 68

President Hinckley suggested we teach our children the following:

Teach them to develop good friendships. Latter-day Saint youth should choose friends who will influence them for good.

Teach them the importance of education. Youth will be amply rewarded for their efforts to obtain an education. The Church will also be blessed by their increased capacities and skills.

Teach them self-respect. The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles discourage tattoos and the piercing of the body other than the minimal piercing of the ears by women for one pair of earrings.

Teach them to stay away from drugs. Those who use illegal drugs lose self-control and will do anything to feed their habit.

Teach them the virtue of honesty. A person who is honest enjoys a clean conscience and an unspotted reputation.

Teach them to be virtuous. Sexual urges must be controlled with unbending self-discipline.

Teach them to look forward to the time when they may be married in the house of the Lord. Youth should come to the marriage altar free of evil of any kind. Husbands should avoid situations and attitudes that can lead to divorce.

Teach them to pray. It is a miracle that we can approach God for individual help and guidance.

Read the Article here.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Doctrine and Covenants

“Study and learn, and become acquainted with all good books, and with languages, tongues, and people” (D&C 90:15).

“Seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom; seek learning, even by study and also by faith” (D&C 88:118).

“Obtain a knowledge of history, and of countries, and of kingdoms, of laws of God and man, and all this for the salvation of Zion” (D&C 93:53).

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

L. Tom Perry, "Mothers Teaching Children in the Home" Ensign, May 2010, 30

"Teaching in the home is becoming increasingly important in today's world, where the influence of the adversary is so widespread and he is attacking, attempting to erode and destroy the very foundation of our society, even the family. Parents must resolve that teaching in the home is a most sacred and important responsibility."

Here is the full talk: "Mothers Teaching Children in the Home," by Elder L. Tom Perry, General Conference April 2010

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson, p. 297

"Let us never lose sight of the fact that education is a preparation for life -- and that preparing for life is far more than knowing how to make a living or how to land on the moon. Preparing for life means building personal integrity, developing a sound sense of values, increasing the capacity and willingness to serve. Education must have its roots in moral principles. If we lose sight of that fact in our attempt to match our educational system against that of the materialists, we shall have lost far more than we could possibly gain."

Doctrines of Salvation, 1:321-322

"There is no knowledge, no learning that can compensate the individual for the loss of his belief in heaven and in the saving principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. An education that leads a man from these central truths cannot compensate him for the great loss of spiritual things."

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Gordon B. Hinckley, "Inspirational Thoughts," Ensign, June 1999, 4

"It is so important that you young men and you young women get all of the education that you can. The Lord has said very plainly that His people are to gain knowledge of countries and kingdoms and of things of the world through the process of education, even by study and by faith."

"Inspirational Thoughts," Ensign, June 1999, 4