Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A family in Crisis

Last week we talked about crisis and how it effects the family. We learned about how the reaction of family members, especially the parents will effect the kind of experience that the family unit haves during that crisis. Crisis' include loss of life, loss of job, move of residency or any other event that presents a new situation to the family. We learned about how it is essential for a family to rely on each other and pull together to support one another in order to get through crisis. If they do not pull together, it can heavily impact the individual relationships within the family. Discussing these things made me think about my own family or origin and how we got through so many crisis'. It was clear to me that it is the blessings we were given by having the Gospel of Jesus Christ in our home. It allowed us as a unit to have an eternal perspective. That perspective being that families are eternal and are the most important things in this earthly life. I am so thankful for my family and the fact that I was able to learn from the trials and I am stronger because of it. I also have the ability to apply these things to my family now and benefit from my experiences. 

Monday, November 7, 2011

1st week of November

Last week, the focus of class was on intimacy. What I thought was interesting was how intimacy needs are different between men and women. This meaning that when it comes to a man, his sexual needs have to be fulfilled before he feels emotionally intimate. With a woman it is exact opposite. I also learned that there is a lot of conflict when it comes to marriage because of this fact. It was evident to me that this conflict comes from not understanding how their spouses work. We were asked the question, "Why would God ever make man and woman work this way?" The answer is simple, yet profound; because man and woman have to work together and rely on each other in order to fully have their emotional and physical needs fulfilled. I found importance in this because what majorly wedges couples together has divinely been designed to make them one and bring them together. It is only through understanding and faith that we can save marriages through working together to become one. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Last week of October

So for what ever reason my blog didn't post for last week so I am now retyping it. peachy.

we learned about The family dynamics and how it is effected when a child is born into the family. I learned that there is several dangerous things that can effect the relationship of the spouses. They include not trusting the husband to take care of the child and not including the husband in bonding opportunities. Something as simple as including the other when the baby is kicking. These things held significance to me because they seem so simple yet have such a huge impact on the relationship. I also found it to be significant because in a marriage it is important to share experiences and build off of these things.