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Class Information

Below are the date, time, location, and outline for this class.

Making My Home a Refuge from the Storm

Taught by John Parker


Day Time Location
Friday, August 2 1 p.m. Ricks 161
John Parker

John Parker


Parker received his Associates in Gen. Ed. from Ricks College, his B.S in Family and Home Development from Utah State University, and his Maters of Education from the University of Phoenix.

Parker’s emphasis in his bachelor’s degree focused on marriage and family therapy. Throughout his five years as a bishop, he learned much about marriage and parenting. He grew up in a family of eight children and absorbed much by experience and observation. He has learned a great deal from teaching seminary for the last twenty years.

John and Michelle Parker have four children, three girls and one boy. They range in age from fifteen to eight years old. They are all very playful and love adventure. Parker loves people and the outdoors. He has a love of chocolate and building things. He enjoys camping and rock climbing with his family. He has served as a bishop and a member of the stake presidency.

Class Outline

The family is under attack in ways we have never seen before.  In this class, we will discuss ways to strengthen and fortify our homes.  We will look for the small and simple things we can do in our homes to find happiness and success in a crazy world.  

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understanding the "Doctrine of the Family." (Handbook 2, chpt. 1, D&C 2)
  2. The importance of organization and preparation in the home. (D&C 88:119)
  3. How do we protect our homes?  (Ephesians 6, Family Proclamation to the World)
  4. Enjoying the ride - We need to like our kids, not just love them. (M. Russell Ballard, Ensign, May 2008; Bruce C. Hafen, Ensign, May 2007)

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