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Western Culture Dinner Topics: Thanksgiving November 2017 Culture-Wars Dear Friends, Welcome to Western Culture Dinner Topics! I NEVER THOUGHT I’D BE ABLE TO SAY I’M THANKFUL FOR MY TRIALS, but it’s possible. I’ve observed rather extensively the trials of others, … Continue reading

Western Culture Newsletter: Nuclear Family

Western Culture Dinner Topics Theme: Nuclear Family

May 2017 Newsletter

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Dear Friends,

Welcome to Western Culture Dinner Topics!

                LIFE IS FRAGILE. HANDLE WITH PRAYER. Also fragile is the nuclear or traditional family. More than thirty years ago, Christian leaders warned us: Satan has declared war on the family. As I have endeavored to defend the traditional family over the years, I have found this to be true, first hand.

Popular among the many chants of today’s chorus of moral equivalence is: “all variations of the family are essentially equivalent, so why does Western society agonize over the collapse of the family? What’s the big deal? After all, we know this from decades of experimentation.”

Decades, hmm? Really?

                “The bottom line is that not all family structures are equal, and not all variations are compatible with basic social and human needs,” William J. Bennett, eminent author and champion of moral values reminds us. This he concludes after a profound study of the history of the nuclear family—not of mere decades or scarcely a generation—but of millennia, about three thousand years. Which study is more credible—the one based on whims of instant gratification, or the one with a foundation of time-tested human experience?

“Why? What is the big deal?”

                In their mad scramble for self-fulfillment, comfort, and convenience, adults overlook the greatest victims of their selfishness: children.

                Which family structure best meets the needs of children? “We desperately need to reestablish marriage as an exclusive arrangement between a man and a woman,” Bennett continues. “Marriage, monogamous and freely chosen, must be the institution through which children are conceived and born, loved and disciplined, nurtured and raised. And marital permanence must once again become the ideal to which individuals commit themselves and which they strive to maintain.”

Truths restored from ancient history remain unchanged.

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.[1]

           Someone wisely said we study history to “know who we are.” As Paul told the Romans, “we are children of God.” Knowing that our Heavenly Father loves us so much that He sent His Son to rescue us from the misery of sin, we can safely conclude that God approves of the family unit, and that “happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ.”[2]

The nuclear family is not the result of mere happenstance. “Shaped as we are by long human experience, we must be all the more careful not to lose what has required so much time and so much effort to accomplish. The modern nuclear family is a rare construct; we tamper with its essentials at our peril. As the long record of human experimentation attests, civilizations, even great civilizations, are more fragile and perishable than we think.” (Bennett, The Broken Hearth, 67, 70)

Thanks for visiting. Come often; Stay Late,

To forever families,

Christine Davidson

Teach your family the Key to Survival in a Difficult World

So from now on, we are sharpening the focus of Western Culture Dinner Topics on what matters most— to continually define and defend Judeo-Christian values, more about Israel, our spiritual  brother in the house of Israel,  and to know our enemy, so as not to be deceived.

As Joshua Benamoz  taught us,

Battered but not beaten, Western Culture wins the day!

Stronger than ever, Western Culture’s here to stay!

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Topics include:

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    • How to Know What is True
    • Discerning Right and Wrong
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Stress Relief Tip: The Secret to Peace for your Children

Isaiah 54:13

Theme Quotes for May: Nuclear Family

“You are as much serving God in looking after your own children, and training them up in God’s fear, and minding the house, and making your household a church for God, as you would be if you had been called to lead an army to battle for the Lord of hosts.” ~ Charles Spurgeon

We are created in God’s image and need to mirror Him. My role as a wife must be of more importance than my role as a mother because we are training disciples, not making friends with our children. The payoff will be great in the years ahead because then we will enjoy friendships with our children in a new and special way. ~Esther Saunders

No success can compensate for failure in the home. ~David O. McKay

A man should never neglect his family for business. ~Walt Disney

‘The most important of the Lord’s work you will ever do will be the work you do within the walls of your own home.’ ~Harold B. Lee

Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old he will not depart from it. ~Proverbs 22:6

 

How to help strengthen the faith of the rising generation

It is so obvious that the great good and the terrible evil in the world today are the sweet and the bitter fruits of the rearing of yesterday’s children. As we train a new generation, so will the world be in a few years. If you are worried about the future, then look to the upbringing of your children. ~Gordon B. Hinckley

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. ~The Family Proclamation

We need to boldly defend the Lord’s revealed doctrines describing marriage, families, the divine roles of men and women, and the importance of homes as sacred places—even when the world is shouting in our ears that these principles are outdated, limiting, or no longer relevant. ~Bonnie L. Oscarson

“First because thou lovest God; and, secondly, because that thou lovest me.” Margaret Winthrop stating reasons she loved her husband John.

Are we doing a good enough job teaching our children what America is and what she represents in the long history of the world? ~Ronald Reagan

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. ~Gordon B. Hinckley, Family Proclamation to the World

See how you can draw your family closer to God in these troubled times

The family is the most important organization in time or in eternity. The Lord instituted the family to endure eternally. ~Joseph Fielding Smith

Nuclear Family: As the forces of evil attack the individual by tearing away at his family roots, it becomes critical for …parents to maintain and strengthen the family. There are certain old truths which will be truths as long as the world endures, and which no amount of progress can change. 1) One of these is that the family (the organization consisting of father, mother, and children) is the foundation of all things in the Church; 2) another, that sins against pure and healthy family life are those which, of all others, are sure in the end to be visited most heavily upon the nations in which they take place. ~Joseph Fielding Smith

The thought of a nation without the family unit as its fundamental foundation, where all the citizens are comparatively strangers to each other and where natural affection is not found; where no family ties bind the groups together, is one of horror. Such a condition could lead to but one end—anarchy and dissolution. ~Joseph Fielding Smith

The gospel of Jesus Christ is family centered; it must be lived in the family. It is here we receive our greatest and most important training as we seek to create for ourselves eternal family units patterned after the family of God our Father. ~Joseph Fielding Smith

The family is both the fundamental unit of society as well as the root of culture. It … is a perpetual source of encouragement, advocacy, assurance, and emotional refueling that empowers a child to venture with confidence into the greater world and to become all that he can be.

MARIANNE E. NEIFERT, Dr. Mom’s Parenting Guide

Plague of Permissiveness

“Vice is a monster of so frightful mien
As to be hated needs but to be seen;
Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face,
We first endure, then pity, then embrace.”

Alexander Pope

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The Western Culture Dinner Topic Theme for May: Nuclear Family

What is the key to your family’s future? Find it here.

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The Parenting Value for this month: Kindness

Defining Moment: The Nuclear Family—a History Timeline

Famous Birthdays: Johannes Brahms, Friederich Hayek, Florence Nightingale, Richard Wagner, Carl Bloch, Albrecht Durer, Isaac Albeñiz

  • Art: The touching story of Albrecht Durer
    • The influential art of Carl Bloch
  • Culture Wars: Un-brainwash your kids
    • A Plea to Women—Learn to discern the different forms of deception
    • Deadly ideology promoted via a fairy tale
    • Hollywood Actor defends American values
    • Christianity vs. humanism, part 1
  • Faith: It will all work out
  • Family: Raising a sin-resistant Generation
    • A Parable for Mothers
  • Founding American Principles 5: Trust in God
  • History: Timeline of the Nuclear Family
    • Honoring Our Vets

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 “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”–Ronald Reagan

Pass on Judeo-Christian values to your children with this engaging and wholesome classic

Seeing the widespread injury done in any given week, (many incidents go unreported), stay aware of important news and insights at Western Culture Dinner Topics.

Traditional Bible-believing parents may have to consider withdrawing their children from public schools to protect your family spiritually and financially from the rising tide of persecution and ruinous lawsuits by anti-Christian fascists.

If it is not possible for you to home school, try to teach your children Judeo-Christian values at home. The easiest way to do this is to tell stories and discuss principles at the family dinner table. I hope these dinner topics help you with this vital effort. Just don’t give up! Our precious children are worth fighting for!

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3. Study the U.S. Constitution!

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[1] Family Proclamation, 1995

[2] Ibid

Theme Quotes: Faith in Action, Courage

Theme Quotes:

Faith in Action, Courage

Courage

quote-Isaiah-eagles-wings“… They that wait upon [Him] shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles. …“For … the Lord … God will hold [their] right hand, saying unto [them], Fear not; I will help thee.” Isaiah 40:28, 29, 31; 41:13.

Keep loving. Keep trying. Keep trusting. Keep believing. Keep growing. Heaven is cheering you on today, tomorrow, and forever. ~Jeffrey R. Holland

Courage as well as cowardice is contagious. ~Pat Buchanan

 

Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their quote-soares-stand-firm-moral-couragecouragereviling. For the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm shall eat them like wool: but my righteousness shall be forever, and my salvation from generation to generation. ~Isaiah 51:7,8

I do know that whosoever shall be supported in their trials, and their troubles, and their afflictions, and shall be lifted up at the last day.

There is a divine purpose in the adversities we encounter every day. They prepare, they purge, they purify, and thus they bless. ~James E. Faust

Out of the refiner’s fire can come a glorious deliverance. It can be a noble and lasting rebirth. The price to become acquainted with God will have been paid. There can come a sacred peace. There will be a reawakening of dormant, inner resources. A comfortable cloak of righteousness will be drawn around us to keep us warm spiritually. Self-pity will vanish as our blessings are counted. James E. Faust

quote-Jesus-atonement-oaks-anguishDivine covenants make strong Christians. I urge each one to qualify for and receive all the priesthood ordinances you can and then faithfully keep the promises you have made by covenant. In times of distress, let your covenants be paramount and let your obedience be exact. Then you can ask in faith, nothing wavering, according to your need, and God will answer. He will sustain you as you work and watch. In His own time and way He will stretch forth his hand to you, saying, “Here am I.” ~D. Todd Christofferson

When the devil reminds you about your past, you just remind him about his future.

No matter how serious the trial, how deep the distress, how great the affliction, [God] will never desert us. He never has, and He never will. He cannot do it. It is not His character [to do so]. … He will [always] stand by us. We may pass through the fiery furnace; we may pass through deep waters; but we shall not be consumed nor overwhelmed. We shall emerge from all these trials and difficulties the better and purer for them.”9 ~George Q. Cannon

Culture Wars: Truth vs. Liberal Lies, Political Correctness

Culture Wars:

Truth vs. Liberal Lies, Political Correctness

 “When I heard that France had bombed a key ISIS stronghold, I looked out the window to see if the White House was still there.”

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Theme Quotes: American Covenant with God

Theme Quotes:

American Covenant with God

God of our Fathers

 

~Daniel C. Roberts 1841-1907

 

creationhandsGod of our fathers, whose almighty hand

Leads forth in beauty all the starry band

Of shining worlds in splendor through the skies,

Our grateful songs before thy throne arise.

 

Thy love divine hath led us in the past;

In this free land by thee our lot is cast.

Be thou our Ruler, Guardian, Guide, and Stay,

Thy word our law, thy paths our chosen way.

 

covenant4-true-faithFrom war’s alarms, from deadly pestilence,

Be thy strong arm our ever sure defense.

Thy true religion in our hearts increase.

Thy bounteous goodness nourish us in peace.

Dinner Topics Newsletter: American Covenant with God

July 2016 Dinner Topics Newsletter:

American Covenant with God

Culture Wars

Dear Friends,

Welcome to Epicworld Dinner Topics!

by Jon McNaughton

by Jon McNaughton

                THIS IS A CHOICE LAND, AND WHATSOEVER NATION SHALL POSSESS IT SHALL BE FREE FROM BONDAGE, IF THEY WILL BUT SERVE THE GOD OF THE LAND, WHO IS JESUS CHRIST. (Ether 2:12)

  This was the first American covenant with God. It was a covenant between God and ancient descendants of the house of Israel, who migrated to Central America around 600 BC and became the first known Native Americans. Those people broke the covenant, and by the time Cortez found them in the 16th century, they had degenerated into the despicable practice of human sacrifice.

Most Christians are aware of the covenants we make with our Heavenly Father as individuals. But God also makes covenants with entire nations. Why? Because God will not leave his appointed leaders unprotected. He takes His followers and molds them into a powerful, covenant nation. He gives this nation the necessary tools to stand up and push back against the world’s tyrannies who are Satan’s minions, and who seek to thwart the Lord’s plan of salvation for His children.

covenant2                The covenant nation provides the needed environment for His disciples to advance His cause. The national liberty of a covenant nation allows us to freely choose to worship Him instead of being forced to follow Satan’s plan of misery.

  What does God ask in exchange for the marvelous blessings of liberty and prosperity? Only that his people acknowledge the hand of their Creator, and obey His commandments.

When Columbus discovered the American continents, he humbly claimed it for the Lord. This prepared the foundation for the formation of the United States. When George Washington led Americans to victory in the Revolutionary War, then founded our constitutional republic, he restored America’s covenant with God.

But the battle for freedom is not over. The War in Heaven was fought over the principle of free will, and rages on earth today, more violently than ever.

covenant3-society           We can’t expect to enjoy the blessings of liberty if we do not defend and fight for them every day. While we were sleeping, the enemy poisoned our schools and succeeded in kicking God out of those schools. As a result, the students in those schools have grown up and brought a great curse upon this land. Today we find ourselves repeating history—practicing human sacrifice in the form of abortion, every bit as savage and barbaric as the benighted Aztecs. And the extent of moral perversion rampant in this land makes Sodom and Gomorrah pale in comparison.

What is to be done?

First, we must start in our own homes. We see everywhere the bitter fruits of permissiveness and moral relativism. It is urgent that we teach our children REPENTANCE—that repentance is a gift, the key to mercy and real happiness. Let us teach our children the great heritage that is their birthright. Only character education based on biblical values can establish the foundation for lasting happiness. Let us take responsibility for the education of our own children, instead of ceding that sacred trust to the godless institutions that our schools have become.

change-of-heart3           Now, it is time for a national revival—to humble ourselves, to turn once again to God, the Father of our souls, to rid ourselves of the ugly pride that is causing our destruction, and to restore the American covenant with God.

There are many, many of you out there—decent people who want the best for your families. Don’t ever give up. The Lord is there for you.

  “No matter how serious the trial, how deep the distress, how great the affliction, [God] will never desert us. He never has, and he never will. He cannot do it. It is not His character [to do so]. . . .He will [always] stand by us. We may pass through the fiery furnace; we may pass through deep waters; but we shall not be consumed nor overwhelmed. We shall emerge from all these trials and difficulties the better and purer for them.” (George Q. Cannon)

Highlights

  • Defining moment: the Covenant relationship
  • Stress Relief Tip: Just say No!
  • The Cause of our Redeemer
  • Cautionary Tale: Choose friends wisely
  • Some moral solutions

Thanks for visiting. Come often; Stay Late,

Pressing forward with steadfastness in Christ,

Christine Davidson

Stress Relief Tip of the Month: Just say No!

noStay away from illegal drugs, right? Everyone knows that. What many may not know, unfortunately, is that some prescription drugs have serious side effects and can be devastating, as well. I have seen this firsthand. Someone I know took an anti-depressant, not because she had a chemical imbalance, but because she wanted a quick, easy way to be “happy,” and because her friends had been trying to get her to do it for years.

Ironically, the side effects of anti-depressants—suicidal thoughts, hostility—don’t sound like a good way to overcome depression to me. This person’s personality changed dramatically. Within four months of beginning that medication, she had divided and spiritually destroyed her family, and it’s irreversible, because she won’t stop taking the drug.

Beware! Just because a drug may be prescribed by a medical professional does not mean it is safe for you. Those who have chemical imbalances can be helped under the care of health professionals. However, professionals should clearly warn about the side effects of mind-altering drugs, and not blithely prescribe them without regard to deleterious consequences.

Now, if you simply are not happy, look first to yourself—true happiness is a matter of character, of taking responsibility for our own actions. Are you seeking happiness in the form of passing pleasures and self-gratification? Are you unhappy because you are offended?

jesus-repentance              If so, there is no chemical that will fix your problem, so just say No! to drugs, prescription or not. But you can rest assured that true happiness is well within your grasp. The solution is simple, but not easy. It’s called repentance. Have courage to face the truth about yourself. Don’t look to worldly soothsayers or “friends”—well-intentioned or not—to excuse you from doing the right thing. Turn to your Christian leader. He will help you strengthen your moral compass and access the mercy you need through the love of Christ.

Try it! I promise you it works miracles, for I’ve done it myself, countless times over the years, and sometimes daily. And I know many others who use this remedy constantly, with deeply satisfying results that no manmade, chemical formula can ever provide.

May you feel the great peace and joy that comes as the atonement of our Savior Jesus Christ frees you from the bondage of sin.

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Theme Quotes for July: American Covenant with God

If my people . . . shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14

Moses and 10 crop“No matter how serious the trial, how deep the distress, how great the affliction, [God] will never desert us. He never has, and he never will. He cannot do it. It is not His character [to do so]. . . .He will [always] stand by us. We may pass through the fiery furnace; we may pass through deep waters; but we shall not be consumed nor overwhelmed. We shall emerge from all these trials and difficulties the better and purer for them.” ~George Q. Cannon

This is a choice land, and whatsoever nation shall possess it shall be free from bondage, if they will but serve the God of the land, who is Jesus Christ. ~Ether 2:12

God made man free—and then gave him the commandments to keep him free. We cannot break the Ten Commandments. We can only break ourselves against them—or else, by keeping them, rise through them to the fullness of freedom under God. ~Cecil B. De Mille

covenant4-true-faithI, the Lord, am bound when ye do what I say; but when ye do not what I say, ye have no promise. Doctrine and Covenants 82:10

True to the faith that our parents have cherished,

True to the truth for which martyrs have perished,

To God’s command,

Soul, heart, and hand,

Faithful and true we will ever stand.

~Evan Stephens

We are familiar with covenants we make as individuals. This is similar, but it’s a covenant made, not between God and one of His children, but between God and an entire nation. He will grant His nations the liberty, protection, and prosperity . . . but He expects something in return. He expects general obedience from His people in these special lands. The leaders of these special lands need to understand this covenant so they can lead the people to righteousness and thus to the blessings of heaven. ~Timothy Ballard

Truth will ultimately prevail where there are pains taken to bring it to light. ~George Washington

seal-of-the-united-states-originalTyranny is so generally established in the rest of the world that the prospect of an asylum in America for those who love liberty gives general joy . . . It is a common observation here that our cause is the cause of all mankind, and that we are fighting for their liberty in defending our own. ~Benjamin Franklin

I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure that it will cost us to maintain this Declaration and support and defend these states. Yet through all the gloom I can see the rays of ravishing light and glory. I can see that the end is worth more than all the means. ~John Adams

They tell us, sir, that we are weak. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed and a guard stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Sir, we are not weak if we make proper use of those means which the God of nature has placed in our power. ~Patrick Henry

July Preview

The Dinner Topic Theme for July: American Covenant with God

Featured Topics

The Parenting Value for this month: Integrity

Prayer-at-Valley-forge-500Defining Moment: The National Covenant

Famous Birthdays: Calvin Coolidge, John Paul Jones, William Blackstone, Alexis de Tocqueville, Milton Friedman

Book Review: Ron Carter’s Prelude to Glory

Character Education: What every High School Principal should do

Culture: A cautionary tale—Indian boy learns a lesson in friends and trust

Faith: The Cause of our Redeemer

  • Trust in the Lord and you can face Tomorrow
  • A downed pilot rescued through prayer

american-exceptionalism2Founding American Principles 28: American exceptionalism

Hillsdale Imprimis: Supreme court justice Clarence Thomas, a great patriot, teaches about  Liberty and Responsibility

History: Calvin Coolidge, the frugal president

  • John Paul Jones
  • William Blackstone and the law of God
  • Quotes by History Heroes on Immigration
  • Sacrifices made by the Signers of the Declaration of Independence

Moral Solutions—Switzerland denies citizenship to Muslims and others who refuse to assimilate

Nation: Latinos for Trump

  • GNC Chair warns: Deny Trump Support and invite 40 year tyranny in America
  • Founders quotes on 2nd Amendment

Truth Zone: Liberal lies about the Constitution

You will see added emphasis in Truth Zone from now on. We hope you will find that we are a reliable source of Truth in your search for information amidst the sea of lies, corruption, mass deception, and cover-ups spewing from politicians and media. And as always—current events, updates, and analysis

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Current Events

TRUTH: Immigration moratorium is already part of U.S. law. There is nothing illegal or unconstitutional about it.

Truth Zone: History Facts and Immigration Laws

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2. Home Education—Let’s Teach our Children!

culture-war3-reagan“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”–Ronald Reagan

Seeing the widespread injury done in any given week, (many incidents go unreported), stay aware of important news and insights at Epicworld Dinner Topics.

Traditional Bible-believing parents may have to consider withdrawing their children from public schools to protect your family spiritually and financially from the rising tide of persecution and ruinous lawsuits by anti-Christian fascists.

If it is not possible for you to home school, try to teach your children Judeo-Christian values at home. The easiest way to do this is to tell stories and discuss principles at the family dinner table. I hope these dinner topics help you with this vital effort. Just don’t give up! Our precious children are worth fighting for!

consitution-bill-rights3. Study the U.S. Constitution!

Start your free Constitution 101 course today.

The U.S. Constitution is the key to securing liberty for all Americans — yet very few know exactly what it says, and what freedoms it protects. Hillsdale College is dedicating this year to educating millions of Americans about this critical document. That’s why the College is offering its most popular course, “Constitution 101” for free, when you sign up now. 

It is the last remaining safeguard of our precious freedoms! A good way to do this is to study the monthly Constitution series from The 5,000 Year Leap. To access this series of posts, type US Constitution Series or Founding American Principles in this site’s search bar. As of this month, all 28 principles are now available. Also, look for posts that refer to the Constitution in current events.

Thanks for all you do,

C.A. Davidson

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Gospel Teachings: Character Education Theme Quotes

Gospel Teachings:

Character Education Theme Quotes

picture-quote-decisions-destinyIt is so obvious that the great good and the terrible evil in the world today are the sweet and the bitter fruits of the rearing of yesterday’s children. As we train a new generation, so will the world be in a few years. If you are worried about the future, then look to the upbringing of your children. ~Gordon B. Hinckley

Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle which fits them all. ~Oliver Wendell Homes


“The face of sin today often wears the mask of tolerance. Do not be deceived; behind that facade is heartache, unhappiness, and pain. … If your so-called friends urge you to do anything you know to be wrong, you be the one to make a stand for right, even if you stand alone.” ~Thomas S. Monson

We may be bucking a strong tide, but we must teach our children that sin is sin. ~Spencer W. Kimball

 

quote-maynes-gospel-christ-centerObedience to God is the habit of a free man. ~James Talmadge

Whether we recognize it or not, we are connected with our past . . . people who care nothing for the past usually have no thought for the future and are selfish in the way they use the present. (World Conference 1980)

For the natural man is an enemy to God, and has been from the fall of Adam, and will be, forevre and ever, unless he yields to the enticings of the Holy Spirit, and putteth off the natural man and becometh a saint through the atonement of Christ the Lord, and becometh as a child, submissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love, willing to submit to all things which the Lord seeth fit to inflict upon him, even as a child doth submit to his father.~Mosiah 3:19

Blessed are they who repent and hearken unto the voice of the Lord their God; for these are they that shall be saved. ~Helaman 12:23

Spencer W. Kimball : The day obedience becomes a quest and not an irritation is the day you gain power.

Spencer W. Kimball : Love people, not things; use things, not people.

 

friends-future-faithChoose your friends with caution, plan your future with purpose, and frame your life with faith. ~Thomas S. Monson

You have all received the Holy Ghost following your baptism. You need no one to brand the act or thought as wrong or right. Spencer W. Kimball

Never grow a wishbone where a backbone ought to be. 

The opposite of Courage: “Most of the world fears the raised fist while we in America fear the raised eyebrow.” ~Mack Stiles

The secret to having it all is knowing you already do.

“Vice is a monster of so frightful mien
As to be hated needs but to be seen;
Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face,
We first endure, then pity, then embrace.” ― Alexander Pope

Society cannot exist unless a controlling power upon will and appetite be placed somewhere, and the less of it there is within, the more there must be without. It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. ~Edmund Burke

It has been said that the door of history turns on small hinges, and so do people’s lives. The choices we make determine our destiny. ~Thomas S. Monson

I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

Spencer W. Kimball : The day obedience becomes a quest and not an irritation is the day you gain power.

 

isaiah-good-called-evilWoe unto them that call aevil bgood, and good evil; that put cdarkness for dlight, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! ~Isaiah 5:20

Shall the work say of him that made it, he made me not?

Forasmuch as this people draw near unto me with their mouth, but have removed their hearts far from me. . .

And they that make a man an offender for a word. . .and turn aside the just for a thing of naught. Because of pride, and because of false teachers, and false doctrine . . . ~Isaiah 29

Wo unto them that turn aside the just for a thing of naught and revile against that which is good, and say that it is of no worth! ~2 Nephi 28:16

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April 2016 Dinner Topics Newsletter: Integrity Culture-Wars Dear Friends, Welcome to Epicworld Dinner Topics!   “IDEAS HAVE CONSEQUENCES,” said Richard Weaver. Look at the consequences of atheism, multiculturalism, and moral relativism.             After God was removed from schools more than … Continue reading