“Thee lift me and I’ll lift thee, and we’ll ascend together” (Quaker proverb).
Many hard times will come, many families will experience many different trails together. The most important thing is having faith in family life. Families but create a bond of unity through religious faith. Praying morning and night together, reading scriptures, having family counsels, and attending church together. Teaching our children family practices and gospel truths, and with that studying them ourselves. Fathers and mothers should explain important principles taught my Jesus Christ and those who speak for him. While hard times will still come for each family, with united faith in Jesus Christ you can better stand the storm.
Prayer is an important part of family life, in marriage and family. Couples should stress the importance of prayer individually and together as a family. It is important to teach our children that they are able to speak to their Heavenly Father both in good and bad times, and we must seek strength from Prayer.There is a quote I saw saying; “If you only pray when you’re in trouble, then you’re in trouble.”
Repentance and Forgiveness is made possible through the atonement of Jesus Christ. We much remember the importance of loving one another and not judging others. It is our responsibility to forgive all men. With our families, forgiveness and repentance will allow us to maintain family unity in order to better withstand struggles that life brings us, and better stand strong in our faith and with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Working together. Family work is important, each family member should pitch in and also work towards an eternal family goal. It will be different for each family, but working together by cleaning, yard work, and projects will allow family members to become better united when working toward a common goal. This teachers many lessons for family life.
Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities.