Sunday, October 18, 2009
Importance of Families
Strong families are important to building a strong and secure nation because families are the basic building blocks of society. It is within families that children learn such important principles as honesty, integrity, self-discipline, and love. It is within the walls of their own homes that children learn best how to achieve peace and happiness. It is parents who are in the ideal position to teach their children the importance of working hard as well as the value of good education. "Good homes are not easily created or maintained. They require discipline, not so much of children as of self. They require respect for others, that respect which comes best from acceptance of the revealed word of the Lord concerning the purpose of life, of the importance and sacred nature of the family, and recognition of each member of the family as a child of God." (Gordon B. Hinckley, Stand A Little Taller, 131). Strengthening the families in our nation is one of best ways to make our country stronger.