To the Mothers in Zion: Be a Real Friend

This is part two of my ongoing feature of President Benson’s address to mothers.

“Be a Real Friend. Second, mothers, take time to be a real friend to your children. Listen to your children, really listen. Talk with them, laugh and joke with them, sing with them, play with them, cry with them, hug them, honestly praise them. Yes, regularly spend unrushed one-on-one time with each child. Be a real friend to your children.”

Ezra Taft Benson, To the Mothers in Zion, address given at a fireside for parents, 22 February 1987.

3 thoughts on “To the Mothers in Zion: Be a Real Friend

  1. Thank you for that reminder. I have always loved that talk by President Benson and appreciated your reminder today. Those simple principles are so needful today!

    I’ve made a new blog LIST for Mormon Moms and would LOVE to have you join us. We want it to be a win-win site for all.

    http://MormonMomsWhoBlog.blogspot.com
    Leave your site name and I’ll add it to our list! Thanks!

  2. Wonderful! Thank you for sharing these inspired words. So many times I get caught up in the “thick of thin things.” Your reminder is invaluable.

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