"We cannot afford to have those who exercise the Holy Priesthood, after the Order of the Son of God, waste their strength in pornography or spend their lives in cyberspace (ironically being of the world while not being in the world)."
"It is priesthood authority in the Church that provides for sacred ordinances and covenants that bind families together and qualify each of us to return to God the Father and Jesus Christ in the celestial kingdom. These ordinances bring peace because they are covenants with the Lord."
"Priesthood power depends upon personal righteousness. . . . [The blessings of priesthood power are] available to men and women alike. . . . [Families are the] image and forerunner of exaltation in the celestial kingdom."
—Dallin H. Oaks, "Strengthening the Family and the Church through the Priesthood"
Topics: Priesthood, Family
"Some homes have a father who is a worthy priesthood holder joined by a faithful, devoted mother who together lead in righteousness. Many homes have a different configuration. Regardless of your circumstances, you can center your home and your life on the Lord Jesus Christ, for He is the source of true peace in this life."
"Our all-powerful Father in Heaven has entrusted priesthood authority to us--mortal beings who, by definition, are flawed and imperfect. He grants to us the authority to act in His name for the salvation of His children."
"Men and women have different but equally valued roles. Just as a woman cannot conceive a child without a man, so a man cannot fully exercise the power of the priesthood to establish an eternal family without a woman. In other words, in the eternal perspective, both the procreative power and the priesthood power are shared by husband and wife."
"In our Heavenly Father's great priesthood-endowed plan, men have the unique responsibility to administer the priesthood, but they are not the priesthood."
"Nothing is more important for future missionaries than to feel the righteous influence of the priesthood in their homes and to experience its blessings in their lives."
—Russell M. Nelson, "Strengthening the Family and the Church through the Priesthood"
Topics: Missionary Preparation, Priesthood
"As you love His children, Heavenly Father will guide you, and angels will assist you. You will be given power to bless lives and rescue souls."
"The use of priesthood power cannot be influenced, swayed, or compelled by position, by wealth, or by influence. It is a spiritual power that operates on heavenly law. It originates in the great Heavenly Father of us all."