From the moment they first open their brand new eyes, children are born into this world full of innocence and curiosity.
With an innate desire to seek out divinity on this earth,
they drink in all that is around them.
Children are pure.
As a child of God, they "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".
The choice for my husband and I to be married in the Temple was made with the foreknowledge that we are responsible for every child we choose to bring into this world, and that we agree to uphold the covenants we make to each other and with the Lord.
Children look to their father and mother for safety and reassurance. Through their actions, a husband and wife may be constantly showing them that they are dedicated to each other,
and to the Lord.
It is important that children learn from their parents the significance of falling in love and devoting their entire selves to their spouses and to their families. From a very young age and in very simple ways children can begin to learn what it means to be married in the temple, and that they too will one day have the opportunity to make those covenants with the Lord.
Becca Nelson blogs with her sister, CK, over at http://madebybedtimetales.
blogspot.com/ . They are are regular mommies at home who sporadically feel the urge to share tidbits of their lives (usually creative ones).
Becca takes teaching her kids about temple marriage to a wonderfully creative level with her temple softie (pictured above). She is giving away a pdf pattern of this temple softie to two readers who comment on today's post.
Thank you, Becca!
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Now for today's giveaways:
FreshlyPainted is sponsoring this completely original painting of the Salt Lake Temple Doorknob with the words, "Holiness to the Lord". Have you ever spent time to look at the doorknobs at the Temple? They are very beautiful and unique. One can't help but think of the early pioneers and the dedication and love they had for the Salt Lake Temple when you look at all the beautiful details all over. This magnet measures 2.5'' x 3.5''. Visit FreshlyPainted for more original freshly painted works of art!