I wanted to take a second to share with all of you my feelings on the family. My family means everything to me, and I would do anything for them, but beyond how I feel about my individual family, I believe that families have an unparallelled importance in our world today. I believe that the family is the fundamental unit of our society. That as we strengthen our individual homes, we are truly strengthening our society and the world. There are so many groups out there that are attacking the family and they range widely from pro-abortion, to pro gay marriage, to anti over populating the earth. I believe it is time to take a stand and raise our voices for not only our families but the families of the world.

In a recent address, Elder Jeffery Holland, an apostle of the Lord stated, “I ask for a stronger and more devoted voice, … a voice for good, a voice for the gospel, a voice for God.”  He discusses how the adversary’s voice is so active and loud.  All they need us to do is not speak up.  Just tolerate or ignore the voices shouting against good or against the family and we let them win.  ”Open your mouth and speak miracles,” he challenges.

I believe it is our moral duty to speak out for families. We need more people fighting for the family and using their amazing voices for good. Let us not apologize for or sugar coat our feelings about the family, but proudly tell others how strongly we feel about the importance of our family.  Let others know you want a big family, tell your coworkers you’ll have to miss going out with them to be with your kids, help support struggling friends as they try to avoid divorce.  One voice can unite, strengthen, give courage, and push others to do the same.

Last year Sarah Briggs and I started www.playwithyourfamily.com and are so excited at how successful it has been!  We wanted to celebrate by doing a book giveaway!!!

This week we are giving away a copy of my book, Play Together Stay Together, and hope that you will sign up for the giveaway! All you need to do to be eligible is to “Like” us on Facebook (You can get to our page by clicking here.), and commenting on our Facebook page or right here on our blog that you did so! We’d also love for you to sign up to get our posts sent directly to your email by typing your email address into the slot on the right side of our site that says “Subscribe”. If you’ve already “Liked” us you can still sign up for the giveaway by sharing our sight on your Facebook page and letting us know you did so. We would always love to hear your ideas and ways you strengthen your family so we can share them with everyone else so please email any time!  We’ll announce the giveaway winner next Wednesday, May 16th!

Thank you so much for your love and support. We are committed to strengthening the family.  Playwithyourfamily.com is our voice.  Please hear it, share it, and add to it.

Love,

Brittany Thompson and Sarah Briggs