February 2016 Visiting Teaching Message
The February Visiting Teaching message reviews the principle that marriage is between a man and a woman before coming to the crucial question, “How am I individually and steadily striving to “come unto Christ”?
This question reminds me of Sister Chieko Okazaki’s 1993 talk, Strength in the Savior where she stated,
“If I were to ask you what the Church teaches about strengthening families, I know that you would say things like “spend time together, have family prayer, hold family home evening, and regular scripture study.” In addition to these important things, I want to talk about building stronger families by building a stronger you—strong in your faith of the Savior. That’s where strong families come from—from strong individuals.”
What helps you to be strong? What does coming unto Christ look like for you in your life?
The visiting teaching message also draws our attention to the scripture: 1 Corinthians 11:11
Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord.
As we strive to be more like Jesus Christ, the perfect exemplar to both men and women alike, what feminine attributes might men seek to embody? As women, what traits that we view as masculine might help us to be more like Jesus Christ?
Challenge yourself and the women you visit teach to:
Identify one way in which you are succeeding at becoming more like Christ.