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Family Business

Our stake held a conference yesterday on family relationships. Since my kids are grown and Ben and I seem to be getting along, I almost didn’t go, but I went. It was great, and I want to share a few things which were taught:

The speaker held up two bottles with lids. One had clear water inside. The other was a green bottle containing Sprite. She shook them both while she talked, explaining that the bottles represented women driving a van on the freeway with lots of kids, books and homework, and a dog. Someone pulled in front of each van, cutting them off, causing the driver to slam on her brakes and upsetting everyone and everything in the car. The speaker stopped shaking the bottles. She said the bottle with Sprite in it represented a woman who was reactive, defined as a person who reacts in the moment. She asked us if she should open the bottle. None of us wanted her to take off the lid, as we could see the white foam inside. The second bottle represented a women who was p…

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