Saturday, September 27, 2008

SAVE THE FAMILY!

We've done it before. We're doing it again. Hugh and I walked precincts today in promotion of Prop. 8. If you live in California, please VOTE "YES!" on Proposition 8. LET'S SAVE THE FAMILY!

"When the seas of life are stormy, a wise mariner seeks a port of peace. The family, as we have traditionally known it, is such a refuge of safety. 'The home is the basis of a righteous life and no other instrumentality can take its place or fulfil its essential functions' (quoted in Conference Report, Oct. 1962, 72). Actually, a home is much more than a house. A house is built of lumber, brick, and stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. A house can be a home, and a home can be a heaven when it shelters a family. When true values and basic virtues undergird the families of society, hope will conquer despair, and faith will triumph over doubt.

"Such values, when learned and lived in our families, will be as welcome rain to parched soil. Love will be engendered; loyalty to one's best self will be enhanced; and those virtues of character, integrity, and goodness will be fostered. The family must hold its preeminent place in our way of life because it's the only possible base upon which a society of responsible human beings has ever found it practicable to build for the future and maintain the values they cherish in the present."


Thomas S. Monson, "Dedication Day," Ensign, Nov. 2000, 64-65

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting the video and for your wonderful thoughts and ideas on the family. David and I also went out this morning with our ward and walked the neighborhoods in our zip code.I really hope that we will be able to bring the people of our state to the realization of the importance of the family and the importance of this proposition passing. Thanks again, we love you.

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  2. Yeah Ned has been walking, and calling, and we are doing the data entry as well...

    Lets do this!!

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