Wholesome recreation is part of our religion, and a change of pace is necessary, and even its anticipation can lift the spirit.”
Do Not Despair
Create meaningful family bonds that give your children an identity stronger than what they can find with their peer group or at school or anyplace else. This can be done through family traditions for birthdays, for holidays, for dinnertime, and for Sundays.“
What Matters Most Is What Lasts LongestM. Russell Ballard
Plan and carry out meaningful vacations together, considering our children’s needs, talents, and abilities. Help them create happy memories, improve their talents, and build their feelings of self-worth.
Strengthening Families: Our Sacred DutyRobert D. Hales
Music, literature, art, dance, drama, athletics—all can provide entertainment to enrich one’s life and further consecrate it. At the same time, it hardly needs to be said that much of what passes for entertainment today is coarse, degrading, violent, mind-numbing, and time wasting. Ironically, it sometimes takes hard work to find wholesome leisure. When entertainment turns from virtue to vice, it becomes a destroyer of the consecrated life.”
Reflections on a Consecrated LifeD. Todd Christofferson