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  • "You should express regularly to your wife and children your reverence and respect for her. Indeed, one of the greatest things a father can do for his children is to love their mother."

    —Howard W. Hunter, "Being a Righteous Husband and Father"
    Topics: Mothers, Love

  • "I testify that each of us is a beloved child of Heavenly Father. He loves us with all of His heart. Take time to read about Him, pray to Him, and attend church to worship Him. I know that He will give you that feeling of warmth and love in your heart. Then you can know that you are a child of God, your life has a purpose, and everything will be all right."

    —Paul B. Pieper, "You Are a Child of God"
    Topics: God's Love, Child of God

  • "Work hard to achieve your dreams. Don’t let discouragement or mistakes delay you. Move outside your comfort zones. Push yourselves. Expect more. You can move beyond the limitations set by ordinary men. Don’t let the low standards and expectations of the world and others cause you to aim beneath your nobility and ability—dream big!"

    —Elaine S. Dalton, "Dare Great Things"
    Topics: Divine Potential

  • ""The wards and branches of the Church offer a weekly gathering of respite and renewal, a time and place to leave the world behind—the Sabbath. It is a day to “delight thyself in the Lord,” to experience the spiritual healing that comes with the sacrament, and to receive the renewed promise of His Spirit to be with us. ""

    —D. Todd Christofferson, "Why the Church"
    Topics: Sacrament, Sabbath Day

  • "The simplicity of [confirmation] may cause us to overlook its significance. These four words—‘Receive the Holy Ghost’—are not a passive pronouncement; rather, they constitute a priesthood injunction—an authoritative admonition to act and not simply to be acted upon."

    —David A. Bednar, "Receive the Holy Ghost"
    Topics: Holy Ghost

  • "To forgive is not to condone. We do not rationalize bad behavior or allow others to mistreat us because of their struggles, pains, or weaknesses. But we can gain greater understanding and peace when we see with a broader perspective."

    —Kevin R. Duncan, "The Healing Ointment of Forgiveness"
    Topics: Forgiveness, Peace

  • "It must not be expected that the road of life spreads itself in an unobstructed view before the person starting her journey. You must anticipate coming upon forks and turnings in the road. But you cannot hope to reach your desired journey’s end if you think aimlessly about whether to go east or west. You must make your decisions purposefully."

    —Thomas S. Monson, "Your Celestial Journey"
    Topics: Devotion

  • "A pivotal spiritual attribute is that of self-mastery—the strength to place reason over appetite. Self-mastery builds a strong conscience. And your conscience determines your moral responses in difficult, tempting, and trying situations."

    —Russell M. Nelson, "Decisions for Eternity"
    Topics: Self-Mastery

  • "It isn’t until you come to a spiritual understanding of who you are that you can begin to take control of yourself. As you learn to control yourself, you will get control of your life. If you want to move the world, you first have to move yourself."

    —Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "On the Wings of Eagles"
    Topics: Self-Mastery

  • "As we press forward, choosing to follow the counsel and the warnings of our leaders, we choose to follow the Lord while the world is going in another direction. We choose to hold fast to the iron rod, to be Latter-day Saints, to be on the Lord’s errand, and to be filled “with exceedingly great joy.”"

    —Ronald A. Rasband, "Standing with the Leaders of the Church"
    Topics: Agency, Happiness