Today, there are many single parent families and a lot of teen moms, more and more women abusing tobacco and alcohol looking for relief. Many are homeless and many suffer mental illnesses. Many children growing up without parental guidance. I believe people should best discover how they can overcome these difficulties and how they can prepare their children for their future. They should also focus on their education. Most of the difficulties stem from family instability. Therefore, children often make the wrong choices during their teens. Our prophets say family is a gift from God. Unfortunately, many people regard their spouse as any other person. In fact, a good spouse is priceless. This is God’s gift. When it comes to children, we welcome them with abundance of love, and we commit to raising them to be successful.
There are many traditions in our society. I live in a traditional yurt and there are many advantages of living there. Good ventilation of air, and everyone learns to share the living area, and parents ensure quality family time and that is the tradition I try to follow. My mother believed in Buddhism and attended Buddhist temples. When I joined the church, there were worship items of my mother in our home. When missionaries visited, I told them that I use those items in the evenings to connect with mom. The missionaries said I would have to choose between following the practices of Buddhism or following the gospel of Jesus Christ. I chose the latter, however, I still secretly connected with mom in that way. Eventually I donated those items to a Buddhist temple and some to my relatives, who were Buddhist. I didn’t have conflicting beliefs. It was my way to connect with my mother.