Class member: I am humbled because I came to the 4 legs of the table. We have that done, but my attitude isn’t there. I felt inspired on things to do to make it fun. I wanted to get it ‘into’ instead of just ‘unto’.
Class member: The first lesson…making your children self reliant. When she had a suggestion to just let her try. Backing them into an emotional corner. I liked that too. Hopefully after today this will be a good one.
Class member: I enjoyed the color code. I am white. My husband is white. My daughter is red/yellow. It was hard. It was good to recognize her strengths. We had to focus on how much it didn’t bother us.
A white parent has to learn to be a little more firm with a red.
Class member: I liked the doctrine on the family a lot. I didn’t even think about communication. I read President Hinckley’s talk before he gave the Proclamation.
We believe in eternal families and being married in the temple, but we don’t teach the doctrine.
Class Member: This has been my 3rd session. My all time favorite was Doctrine on the Family. I’m in the Primary as well. I can’t forget about the flack with that new song in Primary, but to hear the negative aspect has been making me think a lot. I couldn’t shake that lesson. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it.
Follow the prophets. Cling to them. Hang on to them. You are going to hear things. If the Lord wants the doctrine changed he will change it not social media or pressure. The times are going to get worse in the church. The parable of the 10 virgins is the members of the church. Be careful. Don’t be swept by someone in the church that starts teaching you something. If you can back it up by what the brethren say. When the Lord wants us to have it, it will come from the brethren. Listen to what they say about same-sex marriages. We love the people, but don’t accept the practice.
Class member: It’s interesting that the morals have changed. We haven’t changed. They have. It was not acceptable to get pregnant when you were 15. You didn’t go to school for 9 months. We aren’t the ones who have changed. Society has.
The prophets have said that we need to stand out as a happy peculiar people. Joy that we are free from the bondage those things create. Don’t feel angry or ashamed. Those who came and partook and the people laughed and were ashamed and were lost.
Class member: Yesterday my teenage daughter opened up a debate about whether you can legislate morality. She was attacked by students, peers, and teacher. She was afraid to go to school. She was afraid she had said the wrong thing. My husband is meeting with the principal and the teacher today at lunch.
To have your husband go and defend her you are doing it. That is bullying.
Class member: The teacher has an agenda. He is malicious with her. She is afraid of him and the students.
You are doing what’s right in defending her and helping her. We are all going to have that. Our young people many of them are facing that. It’s easier to capitulate than to stand up for what is right. We stand by them and cheer them on.
Class member: Studies show that kids do better with a mother and father. He left his wife and left his kids. He knows.
This is what our children are facing. Adults and peers will attack them. This is it.
Class member: Even with your daughter the most important thing is that she knows you are behind her. Our daughter came home and explained what happened with a teacher and vice-principal. They had bullied her into saying she had done something she hadn’t. Her whole demeanor changed when she knew that her Mom believed her.
Over time it will give her courage. It won’t take away the pain or the fear. This is beyond her capacity. You don’t have to let them fight this battle alone. It sends a message that I care about you and I will stand up for you when you stand up for what is right. If he is that bitter and angry he can’t leave it alone. They think they should choose their way, but you aren’t allowed to choose your opinion.
Class member: It’s great that you have taught her well enough to be able to stand for what is right.
Class member: When enough people stand up for what is right. There is a girl involved in band she was a habitual liar. Because he was her section leader he was involved in everything and went to the band director. Maybe this is just the first time, but after a few more maybe something will be done.
There is heat when you stand up for what is right. I’m proud of you, your family, and I’m proud of her. What a wonderful daughter you have.
Class member: We were following along in the morality section and a lot of it will fall in to that