in Family Life
Readings in the Student Manual:
|Pres. Boyd K. Packer||Self-Reliance||305-307|
|Solving Emotional Problems in the Lord's Own Way||Internet Only|
|Elder L. Tom Perry||Becoming Self-Reliant||307-310|
President Brigham Young
Trials are Necessary
Discourses of Brigham Young, p.345
All intelligent beings who are crowned with crowns of glory, immortality, and eternal lives must pass through every ordeal appointed for intelligent beings to pass through, to gain their glory and exaltation. Every calamity that can come upon mortal beings will be suffered to come upon the few, to prepare them to enjoy the presence of the Lord.
If we obtain the glory that Abraham obtained, we must do so by the same means that he did. If we are ever prepared to enjoy the society of Enoch, Noah, Melchizedek, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, or of their faithful children, and of the faithful Prophets and Apostles, we must pass through the same experience, and gain the knowledge, intelligence, and endowments that will prepare us to enter into the celestial kingdom of our Father and God.
How many of the Latter-day Saints will endure all these things, and be prepared to enjoy the presence of the Father and the Son? You may answer that question at your leisure. Every trial and experience you have passed is necessary for your salvation.