I love this quote from Elder Ballard’s talk from General Conference. It got me thinking about the sacred nature of family time. So many things are calling for our attention. Work, school, & community responsibilities tug at us to put them on our top priority list. Meetings, appointments, events, etc. all demand our time. Because of societal expectations, family time is often molded around our busy schedules and outside commitments.
But what if we truly caught the vision of treating family time as our most important commitment? Would we give up a few outside things? Would we make family time more of a set-in-stone thing rather than frequently letting outside pressures persuade us to cancel or postpone it? I guess that in order to truly live this way, we have to be willing to go against cultural norms, which can be hard and require some courage. I know that what Elder Ballard said is true: families are our greatest treasures.
Put everything you do outside the home in subjection to and in support of what happens inside your home.” (M. Russell Ballard)