The Book of Mormon is a story about dysfunctional families and intergenerational trauma. These masterful chapters at the beginning of 2 Nephi teach us about the importance of agency and the quest for joy. Our reading will be most constructive as we take seriously the fact that the Book of Mormon is about and shaped by the human experience.
Reading: 2 Nephi 1-5 (Feb. 9); 2 Nephi 6-10 (Feb. 16)
You can access the Lesson Notes here.
The Annotated Readings are in the linked lessons.
Related episodes and recommended resources
179: Agency and Opposition (2 Nephi 2:1-2)
180: Last Words, Vulnerability, Happiness (2 Nephi 3-5)
181: The Comforting and Atoning God (2 Nephi 6-10)
Living after the Manner of Happiness, Elder Marlin Jensen
Race and the Priesthood, Gospel Topics Essay
Separation is the Curse, Michael Austin at BCC
Are We In Control of Our Decisions? Dan Ariely TED talk