General Session of Stake Conference
When was the last time you knelt in prayer and asked your Father in Heaven what he would like you to understand in your patriarchal blessing?
"I express my utmost confidence in your abilities. You have the Savior of the world on your side. If you seek His help and follow His directions, how can you fail?" (Bishop Gary E Stevenson, “Your Four Minutes”, April 2014 General Conference)
The Layton stakes are being shifted from the Ogden temple district to the Bountiful temple district.
Adult session of Stake Conference
Couple and Family Councils - Schedule a time to talk rather than just jumping in and starting to talk. This respects each other's time and gives everyone time to prepare to have an intelligent discussion.
Develop a unity as parents before sitting down with the kids. Do not let the kids play one parent against each other.
When it is scheduled then there is less chance get an intense emotional response.
Perhaps give the topic you want to talk about in advance so family members have time to collect their thoughts and pray.
Doctrine and Covenants 50:10-12
10 And now come, saith the Lord, by the Spirit, unto the elders of his church, and let us reason together, that ye may understand;
11 Let us reason even as a man reasoneth one with another face to face.
12 Now, when a man reasoneth he is understood of man, because he reasoneth as a man; even so will I, the Lord, reason with you that you may understand.
How do we give the sabbath and our sacrament meetings back to the Savior?
How will you "always remember him"?
13 If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the Lord, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:
14 Then shalt thou delight thyself in the Lord; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.
What we do on the sabbath is a sign between each of us and God as to our commitment.