This course has taught me so much and inspired me to seek out further families. This course has taught me the structures of families, marriages and how to better raise children. I also learned how to handle conflicts in an effective way, how to find love and keep it. Everything that I learned in this course will transpose into my daily life. This course has made me grateful for all that I have.
Families are eternal and divine. We have the power to change our past circumstances, we can become better than our parents or grandparents. The gospel of Jesus Christ parallels perfectly with families. We as men and women have a divine responsibility to raise righteous posterity and teach them the truth. I am so blessed to have been born into the gospel. Family Relations has taught me so many useful tips to keep a marriage together. Learning about marriages has impacted me the most. Personally, marriage is very scary for me. My families history in marriage hasn’t been the prettiest, I am grateful to know that I have the power to change this pattern. Husbands and wives can be happy in a marriage for time and all eternity. The next few paragraphs will express some of my favorite things I learned through taking this class.
People often say “I am falling in love”. Brother Williams noted that falling is an accident, love is not. Each day we choose to love someone, we choose to accept them for who they are, their imperfections, their strengths and weaknesses. Perhaps we need to look at love differently, instead of “falling” into love, we should choose to. We need to prepare ourselves for the right person, prepare to be better and continue to make that choice to love that person after we are married.
“It’s not a problem with communication, it is a problem with your heart”. Often times we think couples just can’t communicate effectively. Many couples point fingers, and put the blame on each other. It is not about communication, or for that matter money, religion, children anything; this is a matter of the heart. If BOTH couples hearts were soften would there really be any of these issues? No, humbling oneself requires sacrifice, if both couples were sacrificing they would find a common ground. In my personal opinion no issue is too big to fix, if our hearts were centered and focused in the right areas, couples would be able to work things out.
Taking a Family Relations class has helped me prepare for my future family and the relationships I will have. I am grateful to have learned about true doctrine, research, and to learn how to examine real research and defend the family.