To Geoff: - I was really touched by your words and belief. You are a son any
Mother would be proud to call her own. You just handled that so well in what you
told your son. I appreciate your example and wish there were more men out there
with your wisdom and example. Thank you.
I have 6 sons... 4 of which are adopted and had rough beginnings. Thanks for
this article which reminds us as parents and grandparents that there are ways to
help our children and grandchildren live in this world where there is visual
reminders of the inappropriate things of the world and to help a child realize
that they will be exposed to this stuff ... there are ways to help them handle
it when you aren't around and to gain respect for the parent and
grandparent and the family values which are a precious commodity in this
Young women can take a lesson and see how a young man treats HIS mother. He
will treat her the same if they were to eventually become a married couple. It
is a measuring stick at best as well as how she sees his father treat his wife.
Food for thought. It can also be the same only in reverse. It works
both ways if young people see how couples handle stress and communication. It
is also apparent how they, young men and women treat their parents and their
attitude toward them in stressful situations.
Nice article demonstrating how children have the best opportunity to model
positive behavior in a family with a mother and father. Children have a right
for such an opportunity.The family is the best training ground to
learn how to behave like celestial beings.
Wonderful article. As I was reading this I found myself wanting to send it to
everyone that was raising boys. My husband has been a fabulous example to our
one son and two daughters. His father was a fabulous example as well. I am
grateful everyday as I now watch two or our three children who are now starting
families of their own and how they treat their spouses. The success of our
society begins in the family with each individual. Thanks you for this great
I'm curious, It always takes 2 to tango.Why is there no
talks or articles going the other way?All this talking is so one-sided.When are women/wives supposed to show respect and honor toward their
husbands?It's no wonder why men up and leave the relationship,
home and family and start begin having affairs?Every man I know
didn't leave a perfectly good situation, just go looking for someone
younger or prettier.It was ALWAYS because of constant nagging, belittling
and disrespect or comments of being inadequate or not good enough at home.
Always!I've talked to friends and family members who've
left, and gone on to greener pastures.Verbal abuse (hen-pecking, naggin)
was always the reason for it.When will the Church, and these
articles start showing a little more balance, and address the other side of
relationships and why marriages are failing or how those that are being trying
and difficult, can be made better?
To the open minded mormon:There's an article that might be helpful to
you that ran today that addresses wives- "10 Ways to Turn Off Your
Valentine" by Allyson Reynolds.
When a child is born, they are only aware of their needs, like, I am hot, cold,
hungry, or Mommie hold me. Approximately of children will become a mirror image
of their same gender parent This is great if their parent are well adjusted
self-reliant people, but is also true if the parents abuse them, each
other,drugs, alcohol, or are repeat criminal offenders, or long term welfare
recipients. Whatever they see the Significant Others, in their lives, do,
becomes 'normal' to them.
Open Minded Mormon, that is how I read it too. Men should treat their wives with
respect, but women need to do the same to their husbands. If women are
indifferent to their husband, nag, whine, complain, put down, abuse, or cheat
they are hurting the relationship just as badly as men who do the same.
I've seen women do this to their man, believe me it happens a lot.
To: Twin Lights, I have often thought that we give Thomas a bad rap as we do
with Peter as well.Very truly I tell you, when you were younger you
dressed yourself and went where you wanted; but when you are old you will
stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you
do not want to go.” Jesus said this to indicate the kind of death by
which ‘Peter ‘would glorify God. Then he said to him, “FOLLOW
me!”(John 21:18-19).Don’t be ashamed to suffer for being
a Christian. Praise God that you belong to him.(1 Peter 4:16).Nero sought
matter against Peter to put him to death. St. Jerome said that Peter was
crucified, his head being down and his feet upward, himself so requiring,
because he was (he said) unworthy to be crucified after the same form and manner
as the Lord was.
One of the most important things a man can learn in the world is how to respect
a woman. It is not necessarily a natural skill, but it is a necessary one. I can
see why God makes it a requirement of heaven. How can a man be trusted with
anything if he cannot master himself around the gentle nurturing female soul?
@STB & RaybiesYou two had opposite spectrum takes but I liked
them both and found them relevant here.