Fatherhood is challenging for every man--and these men aren't perfect. But like many others they've learned valuable lessons from their parents and from being parents themselves. Here are a few select stories--sweet, funny, and poignant--from and about LDS Church leaders on fatherhood.
Thomas S. Monson
Whether your children are 1 or 18, these things can keep the spirit of spreading the gospel in your home and help you to raise future missionaries. And make sure to enter our GIVEAWAY at the bottom for the chance to win a free missionary CD!
What a great inspirational print to hang in your child's room--reminding us we are all called to share His gospel as member missionaries and planting the seed of an even greater call when he or she is older. You can get the prints in several different sizes and background colors.
Candy and cards on Father's Day and Valentine's Day are nice, but it's the small things in day-to-day life that really make a difference in your relationship and show your husband how much you care.
1. TELL HIM you love him.
2. Make his favorite meal. (Or introduce him to a new recipe that might become his new favorite: check out our manly menu for Father's Day, favorite grilling recipes, and casserole contest winners for inspiration.)
Bishops have an incredibly demanding calling, so how can the rest of the ward give him the support he needs? We asked some bishops we know, and here is what they said.
1. Pray for him specifically, just as you would the prophet. A prayer uttered on behalf of someone, by name, can yield great results.
2. Magnify your calling. When members anxiously go about serving as they are assigned, the Lord blesses not only them but the entire ward with an outpouring of inspiration and unity.
3. The most difficult calling in the ward belongs to the bishop’s wife. Often times, my wife feels like the loneliest person in my ward. I am happy when my ward recognizes my wife’s (and my children’s) sacrifices.
4. Earnestly prepare when asked to speak in Sacrament meeting. Teach with the Spirit.
5. Never ask to be released. If circumstances change that are making it difficult for you to serve, inform your bishop and then allow him to seek inspiration. Don’t short-change yourself of heaven’s blessings because life gets a little hectic.
Pregnancy might make you feel physically self conscious, but you can still feel stylish--and excuse us for thinking that pain does not have to equal beauty.