And this shall prove the second power which would set free the child of God, for
this power is the power of fellowship, which fellowship is born of joy and light
together, revealing quick for all to see the family of God on earth.
For it is also born most deep within, the need to belong and be a part of something
greater than yourself, hoping that in the doing you might find some greater purpose;
for it is the greater purpose which leads to the greater self.
7th Endowment 2:48-49
For even your own family is in similitude of a far more greater family, which greater
family is found in Heaven, being in its every part wondrous and delightful; possessing
in its construct a home and hearth where even all are gathered to dwell in joyful
purpose before the Heavenly Mother and Heavenly Father; and of this far more greater
family are even you become a part.
7th Endowment 3:13
Thus in fellowship is there revealed the second power of your faith, reflecting from
your true affections a home that’s worth the having; becoming itself a place of refuge,
a port within the storm, enticing through most joyful grace even all who inward yearn,
to find again the God of Heaven and find at last a home.
7th Endowment 2:55
34 For even I would have you know that in the covenant of marriage are you become
as partakers with God in bringing forth into mortality the spirit children of your
Heavenly Father and your Heavenly Mother, whereby they might seek for themselves
that greater portion while yet they dwell in tabernacles of flesh and bone.
35 Love therefore with all your might such children as are drawn from the womb and
weaned from the breasts, that you may see through the eyes of your little ones, the
heartseed of that greater love which would bind forever the man and the woman in
the kingdoms of the greater Light.
36 For in the beginning did you dwell in the kingdom of God, being filled with constant
yearnings, seeking with earnest desires to become like unto the Father and Mother
above; being determined and resolved within yourselves to go again into mortality
whereby you might learn for yourselves the ways of fathers and mothers together;
37 That you might establish within the very soul of you a true knowledge regarding
such relationships and affections as do exist most readily between parent and child;
learning for yourselves that gentle means whereby you might instruct most wisely
the children of your loins; causing that there should well up within the children
you love, an earnest desire to seek after that Father and Mother which dwell far
38 For it is given you already the means by which you may fill the souls of your
little ones with joy and goodness forever. Therefore, seek most earnestly to instruct
such children as you would bring forth upon the bed of all your loving; that even
they might desire for themselves the hope of eternal things.
2nd Endowment 7:34-38
50 Therefore, be wise and teach to your children while in their youth to control
themselves through God and the spirit together, that they may set free the mind from
many follies, proving themselves a blessing and a joy, being themselves harmonious
and always ready to receive the greater portion.
51 For seek not to control your children for your benefit, but rather seek to teach
them to control themselves whereby they might become the true masters of their life,
being always guided by such instructions as you did give them while in their youth.
52 Think not, therefore, that in your teaching you would control your children to
rule over them, for in teaching would you influence and not control, if it so be
that your instructions are rooted deep in the joy and wisdom of God.
53 Laying down by careful measures the foundations of a lasting harmony, causing
that the children you love should feel themselves well content and richly blessed.
54 Thus would you give to your children both guidance and instruction, being in
your love for them both kind and firm, yet in yourselves free of any controlling
or manipulating manner.
55 Becoming in yourselves even as your Heavenly Father and Heavenly Mother, which
in the beginning did teach you well the desires of their heart, yet without commandment