As our children grow we see the stages of their development. The older they get and the more they learn. They become more capable of getting around, communicating and understanding the world. As they gain these skills the more they want to be independent from their parents. Even with abiding love they seek to be on their own. They don't want to disassociate from us, they just want their own space as we say.
Eternal self worth can only be discovered by revelation through the power of the Holy Ghost. It is the most important discovery that one can make. It is to know, to find out that we, each one of us is related to God. We are his children, his offspring, not just mere creatures to satisfy some mysterious need to provide worship and praise to a perfect being.
The family in earth is a pattern of creation. We are created in the image of God that image is described as male and female. To call God our Father means that we also have a Mother. To be their children means we have a spiritual creation that took place before we were born.
Many of our capacities were developed in their presence and under their teaching to a point where a new learning experience was both needed and offered. This experience brought us to earth through mortal parents. These patterns are of an eternal and unchanging nature and based on eternal natural laws.
Our eternal spirit enters the body provided by the union of mortal parents. As male and female created in the image of God we are given a sampling of what it is to create after our own likeness and image. It is an eternal pattern of union and creation and it was not a new thing thought up 6000 years ago.
If we follow eternal precepts that are the only way to be truly happy, we become like our eternal parents. This is God’s desire. To let us be free, to preside in eternal kingdoms of glory not as servants but as rulers of righteousness in a capacity endowed with eternal increase.
According to these philosophies and dogmas the only thing man will do for eternity is continue to worship an incomprehensible deity who they say was already perfect. Is this not a form of confinement and captivity? Why do they think he needed to create imperfect creatures to worship him? Because they don't understand the scriptures.
Ultimate freedom requires obedience to eternal laws. We can enjoy eternal association with our Eternal Parents. Even though their greatest desire would be to have us associated with them in the splendor of eternal glory, they do not need us in their kingdom and will not force us to obey.
We are given a kingdom of greater or lesser glory that we choose. The greatest of these however is eternal increase in our family relationships and those creative powers that are given to exalted beings. The heavens are infinite and creation and space never end. if they did God would be a limited being.