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    Please Help Me

    We have been hit by plagues of crickets one too many times in our RS, including the many times when I have given the lesson! It's definitely not a very unpleasant feeling when you're the one standing at the front and you feel really silly. However, having said that, when I have done my best to prepare according to the guidance of the Spirit, I feel that as i ask questions I'm providing them with the opportunity to be active in the learning process (as Elder Bednar has said - when they choose to participate, they're acting instead of being acted upon. Sorry don't remember where this was from, I'll research the reference if you wish). If they don't participate, that's their choice and there's not much you can do about it. Seek the Lord's help and do your best, leave the choice of learning up to them. Easier said than done I know... Good luck!!
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    Help Making Wife Happy

    My husband and I were in the exact same boat the first year we got married... (except we talked about it a lot - I couldn't help but vent!) I was always the worry-wart and he was always the happy-go-lucky one. We were both still studying and struggling with finances. We were getting to the point where we had to dig into our meager savings (from before we got married) to pay for bills and groceries, and I found myself constantly worrying and stressing about it all. My husband not worrying about it only made it more frustrating for me because I felt that it was his responsibility to provide for the family and to worry about finances (I knew this probably wasn't the right thing to think but that's just how I felt). The only thing that made me feel slightly better was seeing that he was being as frugal and working as much as possible. When I saw that he was doing his best, I felt that I couldn't justify being upset with him. Maybe once your wife sees your're doing your best to earn and to save money, she'll feel that you care, even tho you may not necessarily worry as much as she does. All the best!
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    Help! Newbie mum....

    I'm a first time mum and I'm not sure what to do so I thought I might gain some insight from you wise parents out there! My little guy, Manti, is 4 months old. He's always napped in my arms and wouldn't nap anywhere else. Recently we've trained him to sleep in his cot for naps, which has been very successful. But now he won't sleep anywhere else but the cot, not even in the pram. This year we have church at 11am... which is his prime nap time. I'm trying to figure out how to get him to nap during church without going back to our old ways of holding him?? Your suggestions would be so appreciated!!