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New from Bruce Hafen: Spiritually Anchored in Unsettled Times
As the latter days grow later and later, opposition, complacency, and uncertainty can cloud our view and bog down our steps. Whether we are new converts or lifelong Church members, sincerely trying to follow Christ in today’s fear-filled world can make us feel acutely aware of how far we have yet to go.

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D&C Lesson Helps from BYU Studies, Lesson 14:
The Law of Consecration

(from “Consecration: Consecration in Ohio and Missouriby Karl Ricks Anderson, Encyclopedia of Mormonism)

BYU Lesson HelpsThe principles of consecration were implemented tin various forms in Ohio and Missouri in the 1830s to provide for the needs of the poor and of a financially struggling Church (see Kirtland, Ohio; Kirtland Economy). Many of the Latter-day Saints migrating to Ohio and Missouri lacked the means to support themselves, and the Church had few resources to construct buildings such as the temple or to finance publications. The various implementations of the law of consecration helped to meet these practical needs as well as to teach participants to live a celestial law.
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D&C and Church History Lesson 14:
“The Law of Consecration”
by Ted L. Gibbons
Bread Imagine that you are a father or mother and that you have twin sons whom you love equally because they both try to obey you and serve you with equal diligence. Because they are so faithful you are going to do something ver nice for them on their birthday. You give son #1 a brand new Pontiac Grand Am and son #2 a tricycle. Son #1 also gets a new Armani suit, and son #2 gets a loin cloth. You also give son #1 a great deal of money and son #2 a few coins. For dinner you give son #1 a turkey dinner and son #2 a turnip. What is wrong with the way you are treating your two sons? Turn to D&C 38: 26,27.
For what man among you having twelve sons, and is no respecter of them, and they serve him obediently, and he saith unto the one: Be thou clothed in robes and sit thou here; and to the other: Be thou clothed in rags and sit thou there—and looketh upon his sons and saith I am just? Behold, this I have given unto you as a parable, and it is even as I am. I say unto you, be one; and if ye are not one ye are not mine. (D&C 38:26,27)

The Law of Consecration is the law that the Lord gave his saints to insure that his people become…

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Young Women Lesson 14: “Patriarchal Leadership in the Home ”

Father holding his baby 

girlThere are many similarities and some differences in the way priesthood authority functions in the family and in the Church.

My subject is priesthood authority in the family and in the Church.

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My father died when I was seven. I was the oldest of three small children our widowed mother struggled to raise. When I was ordained a deacon, she said how pleased she was to have a priesthood holder in the home. But Mother continued to direct the family, including calling on which one of us would pray when we knelt together each morning. I was puzzled. I had been taught that the priesthood presided in the family. There must be something I didn’t know about how that principle worked.

About this same time, we had a neighbor who dominated and sometimes abused his wife. He roared like a lion, and she cowered like a lamb. When they walked to church, she always walked a few steps behind him. That made my mother mad. She was a strong woman who would not accept such domination, and she was angry to see another woman abused in that way. I think of her reaction whenever I see men misusing their authority to gratify their pride or exercise control or compulsion upon their wives in any degree of unrighteousness (see D&C 121:37).

I have also seen some faithful women who …

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