I concur totally. When my children were younger I would tell bedtime stories every night...but not fairy tales. I would share stories from my history or from someone else in the family. The kids soaked them and have actually remembered many even years later.
Alma 48:17 Yea, verily, verily I say unto you, if all men had been and were and ever would be like unto Moroni, behold, the very powers of hell would have been shaken forever; yea, the devil would never have power over the hearts of the children of men.
Great article. It is the stories my father and grandmother told me that continually come to my mind decades later, and help me through the challenges I face today. These are the stories that helped build my faith in Jesus Christ. I'm trying to do the same for my own children and grandchildren.
A crucial and powerful point... but unfortunately not the perfect or magic solution. Many families are carrying the 'DNA' of a lack of education and sophistication. There are so many mental and emotional problems out there. That kind of conversation doesn't stick to every kind of family in every demographic. The adversary 'turns' those talks into pain and delusion when it is possible which negates the 'sticky' power of love and unity they do have.
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