Michelle King: Teach and reach, on 'Mormon Times TV'

Maybe you remember times when your mom told you to do something, you asked her why, and she said, “Because I said so!” And you thought to yourself, “That’s not a very good reason … I want to know why.” Then, once you found out, you could understand the reasoning behind her request and were more likely to obey.

This correlates with two life-changing concepts my husband and I learned while serving a mission, and they came from two members of the Quorum of the Twelve. In "Preach My Gospel," President Boyd K. Packer, president of the Quorum of the Twelve, said, “True doctrine, understood, changes attitudes and behavior. The study of the doctrines of the gospel will improve behavior quicker than a study of behavior will improve behavior” (see page 19). I believe that. I saw it work. No matter what it is — when you really understand “why” you need to do something, you’ll usually do it and your behavior will change.

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