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JennyJanuary 27, 2019

While I do agree with this, I struggle greatly with the quote "The study of the doctrines of the gospel will improve behavior quicker than a study of behavior will improve behavior.". My spouse takes this quote and uses it as an excuse to not seek out professional counseling for his addiction among other issues he has.

Bill FreezeJanuary 23, 2019

Reading the scriptures to understand the history or to explain who is who and what they did does very little for us unless we understand the principles that are being taught in the gospel story. The challenge is to learn from correct doctrine and then apply it in our every day life. If we don't do that we are stuck making the same mistakes of the past and have about the same hope as the infidel.

Karen BellistonJanuary 23, 2019

I liked this article and thought it was helpful. What made it helpful for me was all the examples he gave. They applied to everyday living which I could relate to.

CHARLES R MORELLJanuary 23, 2019

I am a little confused here. Doctrine is the big picture of who we are, where we are going and what God expects of us. These eternal principles are motivating and inspire our behavior. Patients, compassion, etc. are not doctrines, they are the resulting behavior.

Charles DefranchiJanuary 23, 2019

I needed to read this upon waking up this morning, so desperate and powerless I felt about some challenges I am currently being faced with at home. I will certainly commit to follow "Good Doctor Wally's" excellent prescription. I especially liked the remark: "most doctrines sit on the shelf of our minds like so many lovely gift books that never get read." So true!



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