Monday, April 27, 2009

Cornerstones of a Happy Home

Memorable Monday Moments
Cornerstones of a Happy Home

One of our recurring family night themes is what it takes to have a happy home. Several times we've reviewed President Hinckley's four cornerstones:

Mutual Respect
The Soft Answer
Financial Honesty
Family Prayer

These were orginally given in a fireside broadcast in January 1984, reprinted in a pamphlet that our home teachers brought to us, and now the talk can be found in the Eternal Marriage institute manual (on pages 127-130).

Here are just a couple of our favorite quotes:

"It seems to me that communication is essentially a matter of talking with one another. Let that talk be quiet for quiet talk is the language of love. It is the language of peace. It is the language of God."

"I know of no other practice that will have so salutary an effect upon your lives as will the practice of kneeling together in prayer."

"Your children will be blessed with a sense of security that comes of living in a home where dwells the Spirit of God. They will know and love parents who respect one another, and a spirit of respect will growin their own hearts."

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