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|My New Least Favorite Primary Song|
Feb. 17th, 2009 at 2:41 pm
“The Family Is Of God” is my least favorite primary song now. We are learning it for the 2009 Sacrament Meeting Presentation. When we started to learn it, I really liked the first verse, but the second and third verses make me want to puke.
The reason I really dislike the 2nd and 3rd verses is that they focus on the traditional parental stereotypes, that are actually rarely the case in most families. My primary class has several kids with single parents (both moms and dads) as well as blended families, non-member parents, etc. To propogate the stereotypical family and stereotypical roles is ridiculous. Why couldn’t we sing the 2nd and 3rd verses about our parents instead of specifically addressing a father or mother?
Here are the words:
1. Our Father has a family. Itâ€™s me!
2. A fatherâ€™s place is to preside, provide,
3. A motherâ€™s purpose is to care, prepare,
4. Iâ€™ll love and serve my family and be