Date: January 03, 2018 11:57AM
Good idea, plenty of free time for that. And of course to go to the McTemple you need to pay up on your tithing for a TR.
As I read through the survey responses, these young wives and mothers reported they were
experiencing stress, depression, anxiety, and marital intimacy problems. They listed as the cause
of their problems school, finances, lack of sleep, housework, homework, feelings of failing at
everything, and an inability to balance all of their responsibilities.
I wondered how I should respond. What would really make a difference for these women?
And what could be offered, during a 22-minute Relief Society message, which could possibly
reduce the real-life distress of these young mothers?
As I thought about Amy’s difficult assignment, my experiences with family history and temple
work filled my mind. As counterintuitive as this may seem, I felt compelled, in a way I could not
deny, to encourage Amy to offer a 21-day experiment to her Relief Society sisters.
So I emailed back, “Invite the sisters to make a sacrifice of time to the Lord by increasing their
time in family history and in temple work for the next 21 days.”