I feel certain that if, in our homes, parents will read from The Book of Mormon prayerfully and regularly, both by themselves and with their children, the spirit of that great book will come to permeate our homes and all who dwell therein. The spirit of reverence will increase; mutual respect and consideration for each other will grow. The spirit of contention will depart. Parents will counsel their children in greater love and wisdom. Children will be more responsive and submissive to the counsel of their parents. Righteousness will increase. Faith, hope, and charity - the pure love of Christ - will abound in our homes and lives, bringing in their wake peace, joy, and happiness.
- President Marion G. Romney

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Until We Meet Again

President Monson ended conference with a wonderful talk in which he admonished us to "long remember that which we have heard during this conference." He also said, "I urge you to study the messages and to ponder their teachings and then to apply them in your life."

Now that the text of conference is online we can begin studying the talks and discussing them. Video and audio of conference can be found here.

Let us begin with President Monson's ending talk, Until We Meet Again. In it, he gives us a wide variety of wise counsel. I was touched by when he advised that parents pray for their children, pray that they will grow in faith and service. I liked that he told children to thank their children. The reminders of the dangers of the internet were good too- it started a good conversation with my 8 year old son who is starting to be on the computer more. For me, it seemed like so many of the speakers were talking right to me ~ getting after me to be more diligent in my temple worship. It's been longer than it should have been since I went, and so many reminders to get out there and do it were helpful to me.
Were there any bits that struck you in particular? Anything that touched you from this talk? Do you have any questions about any of it? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section.


TaLaisa said...

I love President Monson. This talk was filled with lots of great information on lots of different subjects.

I loved how he spoke of his counselors and those who spoke and added to the spirit of General Conference.

I also loved the counsel on the internet, I was impressed that it is never too early to teach my children how to avoid the perils that can be easily hidden on the multi-functional facet of the computer.

Amanda D said...

TaLaisa, I think you are exactly right. It isn't too early to teach our children the perils... As we watched my 8-year-old asked what pornography was and I'm not sure I explained it very well, but I tried. :)