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The First Presidency invites Church members and friends to view the satellite broadcast of the annual Christmas devotional, which will originate from the Conference Center on Sunday, December 8, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. mountain standard time.
The hour-long program will include Christmas messages from Church leaders and music from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square.
The event is now sold out. However, broadcast.lds.org will offer live video of the devotional in 14 languages—American Sign Language, Cantonese, Cebuano, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Samoan, Spanish, Tagalog, and Tongan. These video files and additional language versions will be archived on broadcast.lds.org shortly after the broadcast.
Live audio and video of the devotional will also be available in English and Spanish on mormonchannel.org.
Various broadcast, cable, satellite, and Internet television stations and broadcast, satellite, and Internet radio stations throughout the world will also carry the devotional. Check local program listings for availability in your area, or visit mormonchannel.org or byutv.org.
The devotional will also be broadcast or rebroadcast over the Church satellite system in more than 50 languages. Check with local leaders for more details.
Outside the United States and Canada, a DVD or audio recording of the broadcast will be available through the assigned administrative office to units that do not receive satellite or Internet broadcasts. Leaders should arrange to show the recording to these units.
If you want to quickly hide all the people sharing nakedness in the #lds tag, use Tumblr Savior to block:
I recommend blocking each user posting under those tags now to solve the issue on a longer-term basis; my assumption is that they’ll learn to stop using the tags but keep posting nakedness in the #lds tag.
We, the First Presidency and the Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, solemnly proclaim that marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and that the family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children.
All human beings—male and female—are created in the image of God. Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents, and, as such, each has a divine nature and destiny. Gender is an essential characteristic of individual premortal, mortal, and eternal identity and purpose.
In the premortal realm, spirit sons and daughters knew and worshiped God as their Eternal Father and accepted His plan by which His children could obtain a physical body and gain earthly experience to progress toward perfection and ultimately realize his or her divine destiny as an heir of eternal life. The divine plan of happiness enables family relationships to be perpetuated beyond the grave. Sacred ordinances and covenants available in holy temples make it possible for individuals to return to the presence of God and for families to be united eternally.
The first commandment that God gave to Adam and Eve pertained to their potential for parenthood as husband and wife. We declare that God’s commandment for His children to multiply and replenish the earth remains in force. We further declare that God has commanded that the sacred powers of procreation are to be employed only between man and woman, lawfully wedded as husband and wife.
We declare the means by which mortal life is created to be divinely appointed. We affirm the sanctity of life and of its importance in God’s eternal plan.
Husband and wife have a solemn responsibility to love and care for each other and for their children. “Children are an heritage of the Lord” (Psalms 127:3). Parents have a sacred duty to rear their children in love and righteousness, to provide for their physical and spiritual needs, to teach them to love and serve one another, to observe the commandments of God and to be law-abiding citizens wherever they live. Husbands and wives—mothers and fathers—will be held accountable before God for the discharge of these obligations.
The family is ordained of God. Marriage between man and woman is essential to His eternal plan. Children are entitled to birth within the bonds of matrimony, and to be reared by a father and a mother who honor marital vows with complete fidelity. Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities. By divine design, fathers are to preside over their families in love and righteousness and are responsible to provide the necessities of life and protection for their families. Mothers are primarily responsible for the nurture of their children. In these sacred responsibilities, fathers and mothers are obligated to help one another as equal partners. Disability, death, or other circumstances may necessitate individual adaptation. Extended families should lend support when needed.
We warn that individuals who violate covenants of chastity, who abuse spouse or offspring, or who fail to fulfill family responsibilities will one day stand accountable before God. Further, we warn that the disintegration of the family will bring upon individuals, communities, and nations the calamities foretold by ancient and modern prophets.
We call upon responsible citizens and officers of government everywhere to promote those measures designed to maintain and strengthen the family as the fundamental unit of society.
Whether you attend seminary at home or in a Church building, before dawn or after, alone or with dozens of others, seminary can help change your life if you let it. Here are eight ideas for making your seminary experience great. To learn more about seminary and find resources to help in your study, visit seminary.lds.org.
When I was in YW/YSA, people constantly had trouble coming up with ideas for activities. Based on posts here on Tumblr, on various blogs, on Facebook, and on email lists, I’m pretty sure this is still a problem.
At the same time, I promise you all that every ward and stake has desperately lonely, ill, unhappy, etc., members, who could really benefit from just a little bit of attention from these auxiliaries and organizations that can’t seem to figure out what to do with themselves for two hours on a Wednesday evening, or how to entertain themselves at the YSA FHE, or what have you.
This constitutes, in my opinion, a tragic situation.
At the very least, please consider an activity consisting of planning future service to those in need: answering questions like who needs our help, what kind of help do they need, what kinds of things can we do for them, and who should we coordinate with.
This, BTW, is what the original Relief Society did: they spent their meetings and activities figuring out how to help people, and actually helping them. I don’t think we should ask less of ourselves in this age of “I really don’t want to do another Modest Fashion Show, we’ve done two this year already.”
I have one simple question for you:
What would Jesus want you to do?
Seriously. The person who tells you that you “don’t know them well enough to ask” or “don’t really need help that badly” or “haven’t earned help yet” or “will screw things up if you ask” or whatever - that person is not on Christ’s side, here.
The reinforcement of shame, fear, distrust, etc.? That’s not the Holy Ghost talking.
The hope that you won’t get help, that you’ll go it alone? Who exactly roots for isolation and total independence for every human being? It’s not Heavenly Father!
Everything in the scriptures, in General Conference, etc., tells us that we need to serve one another, that we need to lift up one another’s hearts, that we need to bear one another’s burdens. I didn’t hear anything pleading for us to “struggle through things until you break, before you finally ask for help with the greatest of reluctance and self-hatred, and please make sure you wait till things are way past the point where you actually needed the help.”
That would be what Satan wants us to do.
So, just, you know, keep that in mind when you’re deciding whether or not to get the help you know you need.
These speakers demonstrate and describe pretty much exactly how men should think and act toward their families, even when they don’t mean to.
I had to look it up, because wow.