OK…so I’ve been mulling this around for some time…Elder D. Todd Christofferson’s talk from General Conference (Brethren We Have Work To D) was a very powerful one to me. It echoes many sentiments that I’ve written about here on my blog. It was thrilling to me to hear his words and feel a small sense of validation. I can’t tell you how many times as I’ve tried to talk about these very issues, and people have said “If this is so important, why aren’t the brethren talking about it?”…WELL…
One thing in particular that I can’t seem to get out of my head, was this quote:
“Today, however, with women moving ahead in an advanced economy, provider husbands and fathers are now optional, and the character qualities men had needed to play their role—fortitude, stoicism, courage, fidelity—are obsolete and even a little embarrassing.”
Those four attributes that he lists piqued my curiosity: Fortitude, Stoicism, Courage, Fidelity. What do these words mean? Why do they matter? How do they define men? And ultimately, how do we put them into practice?