The following counsel can help Young Women leaders as they strive to strengthen young women in their families:
- "Priesthood quorums and auxiliary organizations, even wards and stakes, exist primarily to help members live the gospel in the home" (Spencer W. Kimball, quoted in Richard G. Scott, "The Doctrinal Foundation of the Auxiliaries," Ensign, Aug. 2005, 63).
- "Parents have primary responsibility for the welfare of their children (see D&C 68:25–28). The bishopric and other ward leaders support but do not replace them in this responsibility" ("Young Women," section 4 of the Church Handbook of Instructions, Book 2: Priesthood and Auxiliary Leaders , 214).
- "When the ideal home situation with father and mother is not in place, then we must do the best we can to offer priesthood and organization support; but we must not displace parents in their preeminent role" (John B. Dickson, quoted in James E. Faust, Worldwide Leadership Training Meeting, Jan. 10, 2004, 3).
- Young Women leaders "strengthen the family and the home principally by teaching youth . . . and by leading them in appropriate activities" (Dallin H. Oaks, "The Priesthood and the Auxiliaries," Worldwide Leadership Training Meeting, Jan. 10, 2004, 17; see also "Young Women," 221).
- "Leaders should be especially sensitive to young women who come from homes that lack strong support for gospel living" ("Young Women," 214).
- "One of our paramount responsibilities is to help [young women] learn about and prepare for righteous marriage through our personal example" (David A. Bednar, "Marriage Is Essential to His Eternal Plan," Ensign, June 2006, 86).