Monday, May 21, 2012

Doubt Not, Fear Not

On Saturday, I attended my Stake Relief Society Women's Conference.  The theme of the conference was this scripture: "Look unto me in every thought; doubt not, fear not."  - D&C 6:36

And here are the notes that I took:
-Value yourself as a daughter of God... not in a puffed up way, but as a humble daughter of God.
- Remember who you are and who the other members of your family are... children of God.
- Don't let fear or doubt rob your self confidence.
- Trust in Him and put HIm into every thought.
- "Of all worries both great and small the greatest of which don't happen at all." - Joan Burdett's mother
- There are two different types of prayers... petition prayers and confirmation prayers.
- Have faith to make a choice.  Study it out in your mind.  Go to the Lord in prayer and ask.

F.E.E.L. Presentation - given by Bishop Brian Higginbotham and his wife, Jessica
F.E.E.L. - Empowering our Marriage and Relationship through the Atonement of Jesus Christ
Alma Chapter 7 - Sermon on the Atonement
F.E.E.L. what others are going through so we can bless others.

- forgive as we wish to be forgiven
- don't justify your grievances as just
- forgive all men (like Christ does)
- Holy Ghost is driven away when we yield to emotions of anger, hurt, or defensiveness

- divine education
- Expectations
Fix: Be aware of what you expect
Fix: Be reasonable about what you expect
Fix: Be clear about what you expect
Good book - 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman
The five love languages are words of affirmation, physical touch, receiving gifts, acts of service, and quality time.  Learn what your spouse's love language is and learn to speak it fluently.  Your spouse should do the same, even if it is difficult.  Also, it is a good idea to learn to speak the love languages of each of your children.

- enabling = empower
- help your spouse to do what they should be doing... don't nag, but give them a nudge
- "Pray and seek for strength to change our circumstances rather than praying for our circumstances to be changed." - David A. Bednar

- Mosiah 24:15
- Think of ways to lighten the load of our spouse/family members.
- Give others the benefit of the doubt.

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