We understand how obedience to the commandments ultimately protects our agency (our right to choose).For example, when we hearken to the Word of Wisdom, we escape the captivity of poor health and addiction to substances that literally rob us of our ability to act for ourselves. When we follow the prophets' counsel to hold family home evening, family prayer, and family scripture study, our homes become and incubator for our children's spiritual growth. There we teach them the gospel, bear our testimonies, express our love, and experiences. By our righteous choices and actions, we liberate them from darkness by increasing their ability to walk in the light. Read the entire article by Robert D. Hales
By being obedient we not only help ourselves but our children as well. In a world that is drowning in darkness, we need added protection for our families. Obedience protects our freedom to choose. It is a gift from our Heavenly Father. Let us use the gift for good. We each can make this world better by doing our part. We need to trust that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind (including you and me) may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel. We must show our courage and stand as a light to the world. This is the way to everlasting happiness, this is the only way.