The 179th Semiannual General Conference: Elder David A. Bednar

Saturday Session 1, Talk 5 – Elder David A. Bednar, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
-Joseph Smith – “More diligent and concerned at home”
Suggestion 1: Express love and show it.  Do it often.
-“I love you” From Spouse, Parent or Child is a rich blessing.
-Do it, even if you feel “unsure, awkward or embarrassed.”
Suggestion 2: Bare testimony and live it. Do it often.  Testimony is truth, witnessed by the Holy Ghost.
-Testimony From Spouse, Parent or Child is a rich blessing.
-Do it, even if you feel “unsure, awkward or embarrassed.”
Suggestion 3: Be consistent.
Scriptures read among outburst such as:
– He’s touching me!
– Make him stop looking at me!
– Mom he’s breathing my air!
Compares Family Home Evening, Scripture Study and Prayer as a brush strokes on the canvas of our souls…like his painting of a wheat field in his office.  Close up you only see individual brush strokes, but step back and you can see a beautiful painting.

Saturday Session 1, Talk 5 – Elder David A. Bednar, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

My Notes:

  • -Joseph Smith – “More diligent and concerned at home”
  • Suggestion 1: Express love and show it.  Do it often.
    • -“I love you” From Spouse, Parent or Child is a rich blessing.
    • -Do it, even if you feel “unsure, awkward or embarrassed.”
  • Suggestion 2: Bare testimony and live it. Do it often.  Testimony is truth, witnessed by the Holy Ghost.
    • -Testimony From Spouse, Parent or Child is a rich blessing.
    • -Do it, even if you feel “unsure, awkward or embarrassed.”
  • Suggestion 3: Be consistent.
  • Scriptures at his home read among outburst such as:
    • He’s touching me!
    • Make him stop looking at me!
    • Mom he’s breathing my air!
  • Compares Family Home Evening, Scripture Study and Prayer as a brush strokes on the canvas of our souls…like his painting of a wheat field in his office.  Close up you only see individual brush strokes, but step back and you can see a beautiful painting.



  • This talk meant SO much to my husband and I. His comparison to the painting in his office was so perfect and gave me such comfort and peace. I would LOVE to be able to get a copy of that painting for my husband for Christmas if at all possible. I don’t know the name or title or anything, though?


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