Thursday, April 11, 2013
Personal and professional ethics are easier with the gospel. When deciding what to consume or have in your home, just determine if it is virtuous, lovely, or of good report, or praiseworthy. If it isn't, then it won't help you. When dealing with your fellow man, make sure you are honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and you are doing good. If you aren't, change. In addition to these guidelines, we have the Light of Christ and the Holy Ghost to help us know when a situation or choice is bad. We do, however, have to listen.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Balancing our lives is challenging, and it can even be difficult just to balance our forms of recreation. Variety is the spice of life, and doing one thing in excess is bland and unhealthy. When parents moderate the time their children spend on certain activities, they help their children discover the range of experiences this life has to offer. Children will learn the principle of moderation, and eventually be able to decide for themselves that it's time to put down the book and go play tag, or turn off the Wii and draw for a while. It is a good idea to make sure that if children play games online, that those games don't involve long matches or raids that cannot be paused or exited from without heavy social or ranking consequences. It is that kind of game mechanic that leads people to neglect chores and other commitments.