This week’s talk is the first talk that was given in April 2009 Conference. Elder Robert D. Hales of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke about relying on the Lord and taking steps to overcome any addictions, excesses, or patterns that can harm our spirits and our relationships. This was a great talk, and oh, so timely.
This talk was the topic of our Relief Society lesson at Church today. Most of the talk appears to focus on finances and staying out of debt and such, but our teacher did an excellent job of encouraging us to look at all of that counsel and figure out what the spiritual application is. The title, after all, suggests that message is there.
I think so many of us have some kind of addiction or excess that keeps us from greater success and happiness, even if it is negative patterns of thought or mood, so I loved reading the article in that light and realizing that we have been given tools to overcome those challenges. Great article. I’m anxious to hear your thoughts as well.
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