Thursday, September 29, 2011


This past week in class I have been able to go over many things I have previously learned being a sociology major. It was funny to me because I was able to see that the family is everything, it can be related to literally everything, especially the things that we learn in school. Being a senior, I am done with all of my major classes and now I am starting on my minor. I am glad I did do it this way because I have learned all of the theories in my sociology classes that we are now talking about in family relations. In sociology we related the theories to juvenile delinquents, what and how things went wrong, and why they happened,  not the family. I am very excited to learn things from this perspective, looking at the theories and how they pertain to the family. The exchange theory and family systems theory we discussed on Wednesday were a great review. I am excited to see perspectives that I have already learned turned related to the family.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Thoughts on the family...

This past week of class has been very interesting and has caused me to reflect on many things. One day we had a discussion about the meaning of families, and why our society is so interested in doing various research on different aspets of "The Family." Many comments were said, but one that stuck out to me began to explain the world's description of the family. For example, in society today we don't have a set definition of what family is, it keeps getting broader. A group of friends can now be considered a fmaily. Members of gangs call their gang a "Family." On the opposing side of the spectrum, those who we actually share blood with have shunned someone because of some incident that happened thirteen years ago at Grandma's cousin's birthday party, that we ourselves didn't even attend. Family is special, and very important. Why don't we strive to do more to protect our family members and our family name? Society gives us the okay to do otherwise. Children are growing up with both parents working, in their eyes they don't see the importance of parents and all they do. During class I came to the realization that it is up to us to act in accordance with the very important things we teach our children from a very young age.
Family is central to the Lord's plan. Once we have recognized this we will be able to see countless blessings being given to us simply because we have a family.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

In the beginning

This is my first time posting to a blog.  Can't wait to start keeping track of all the exciting things in my life.