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How can you better teach your family with the Spirit of the Lord? How can you reach a wayward child? How can you get the family together long enough to read scriptures?
In Raising Up a Family to the Lord, Elder Gene R. Cook of the First Quorum of the Seventy answers these and many other questions parents have about how to bring up their children. This is a solid, practical reference book that includes almost one hundred stories and examples that illustrate the principles of effective parenting in action. Elder Cook discusses such topics as praying effectively, reading the scriptures with understanding, keeping the commandments, getting children to work, organizing meetings and activities, and teaching love and service to others.
As a parent you will learn how these unique principles, combined with the Lord's guidance, can help you bring up families that will be happy and successful in this life as well as joined together for eternity.
About the Author
Elder Gene R. Cook, a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has served in various Church capacities, including area presidencies, as a regional representative, as a mission president in Uruguay and Paraguay, and as a member of the First Council of the Seventy.
He graduated in business management and earned an MBA from Arizona State University. He has been an insurance consultant and an insurance agency manager, as well as a management consultant for various business firms.
Elder Cook and his wife Janelle are parents of eight children and have fourteen grandchildren.
Best Parenting Advice Ever
by Jenny - reviewed on January 21, 2010
This talk contains the best parenting advice ever! Parenting is not about changing your children's behavior; it's about changing their hearts. Discipline is about becoming a disciple, not about punishment. As parents, our primary goal should be to help our children become converted and teach them how to turn to the Lord.
A Single Sister's Perspective
by Sierra - reviewed on April 08, 2013
I'm not a parent, so I can't really comment from the perspective of raising a family. But as a member of a family, there was a lot of food for thought and some suggestions and I think could make a big difference for the better in any family. I think that Elder Cook helps generate ideas that you could tweak to meet your own family's needs.
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