Originally Posted by transformed
What if you are LDS and you are just undisciplined and messy? Then what?
Well, I am very undisciplined and messy!!!!!
I think that my faith helps me find more reasons for creating a home that is a place of peace and love than just "fear of CPS" or "just because." I HATE cleaning. But I have 4 (going on 5) children. If I (and DH who is wonderful) don't model at least some cleaning behaviors, organizing, housekeeping, loading DW, laundry (for 6 people), etc., our children will not learn good habits.
I regularly schedule meetings at my house so that I have to clean it. Dinner guests, etc. I have NO internal motivation to clean and I'm very tolerant of clutter. Then one day it makes me crazy and cranky.
I have to help my children learn routines to help them cope with the things they want to do. And so we work together on it. Sometimes we're "on top of things", but we're usually getting dressed out of laundry baskets and 2 days behind on the pots, but not the plates and glasses.
I DO think that my reasons for parenting are faith driven, and for me, kind caring children are more important than clean (struggling with my 4 yo boy). We talk about morality, respect for all others, kindness, choices, Golden Rule, etc. ALL THE TIME.
And please see my above post--my kids were really annoying me the other day.