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Inspirational Message Archive
"Make covenants and receive ordinances for yourself. Then steadily and consistently work to provide ordinances in the temple for your own ancestors."
—Richard G. Scott, "Personal Strength through the Atonement of Jesus Christ"
Topics: Family history
"The Lord made it very clear at the start of this last dispensation that we were to take the gospel to all the world. … Whatever our age, capacity, Church calling, or location, we are as one called to the work to help Him in His harvest of souls."
"The Lord will bless us as we attend to the sacred ordinance work of the temples. Blessings there will not be limited to our temple service. We will be blessed in all of our affairs."
"We each can learn much from our early pioneer ancestors, whose struggles and heartaches were met with resolute courage and an abiding faith in a living God."
"We can always take courage from the assurance that we all once felt the joy of being together as a member of the beloved family of our Heavenly Father. With God’s help we can all feel that hope and that joy again."
"There is no superior career, and no amount of money, authority, or public acclaim can exceed the ultimate rewards of family."
"As children of God, we should love Him with all our heart and soul, even more than we love our earthly parents. We should love our neighbors as brothers and sisters. No other commandments are greater than these."
—Russell M. Nelson, "Decisions for Eternity"
"There is no better setting for rearing the rising generation than the traditional family, where a father and a mother work in harmony to provide for, teach, and nurture their children. Where this ideal does not exist, people strive to duplicate its benefits as best they can in their particular circumstances."
"Let us be at the forefront in protecting time for family."
"We look on marriage and the bearing and nurturing of children as part of God’s plan and a sacred duty of those given the opportunity to do so. We believe that the ultimate treasures on earth and in heaven are our children and our posterity."