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  • "Let us not take counsel from our fears. May we remember always to be of good cheer, put our faith in God, and live worthy for Him to direct us."

    —James E. Faust, "Be Not Afraid"
    Topics: Faith

  • "Our Savior’s Second Coming is drawing nearer. Let us not delay in this great cause. Remember Captain Moroni, who hoisted the title of liberty inscribed with the words “In memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children.” Let us remember the people’s response: exercising their agency, they “came running together” with a covenant to act."

    —Robert D. Hales, "Preserving Agency, Protecting Religious Freedom"
    Topics: Agency, Covenants

  • "How does His Church accomplish the Lord’s purposes? It is important to recognize that God’s ultimate purpose is our progress. His desire is that we continue “from grace to grace, until [we receive] a fulness” of all He can give. That requires more than simply being nice or feeling spiritual. It requires faith in Jesus Christ, repentance, baptism of water and of the Spirit, and enduring in faith to the end."

    —D. Todd Christofferson, "Why the Church"
    Topics: Endure to the End, Progression

  • "Even in the midst of great personal sorrow and pain, our Exemplar reached out to bless others. … His was not a life focused on the things he did not have. It was a life of reaching out in service to others."

    —Howard W. Hunter, "Teachings of the Presidents of the Church: Howard W. Hunter, Chapter 24: Following the Example of Jesus Christ"
    Topics: Service, Savior, Love of God

  • "In a dating and courtship relationship, I would not have you spend five minutes with someone who belittles you, who is constantly critical of you, who is cruel at your expense and may even call it humor. Life is tough enough..."

    —Jeffrey R. Holland, "How Do I Love Thee?"
    Topics: Love

  • "I pray that ... we may each of us do all things that lie in our power to teach our youth what source they may look to for a remission of their sins, even the Lord Jesus Christ. May we each respond with our most sincere efforts to “all hands on deck” as it pertains to saving our own rising generation—they are certainly worth our very best efforts."

    —Ronald A. Rasband, "Our Rising Generation"
    Topics: Teaching, Youth

  • "As parents ... we can teach them the power and reality of the Atonement—of their identity and divine destiny—and in so doing give them a rock foundation upon which to build. When all is said and done, the home is the ideal forum for teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ."

    —Tad R. Callister, "Parents: The Prime Gospel Teachers of Their Children"
    Topics: Family, Teaching

  • "None of us marry perfection; we marry potential. The right marriage is not only about what I want; it’s also about what she—who’s going to be my companion—wants and needs me to be."

    —Robert D. Hales, "Meeting the Challenges of Today’s World"
    Topics: Marriage

  • "Don't camouflage who you are and what you believe. If others know what you believe, you will influence them for good. They will protect you."

    Quentin L. Cook
    Topics: Discipleship

  • "As you engage in this work, I think you will find that the Lord is in its details ... You can do important work outside of temples as you research and submit your family names."

    —Gary E. Stevenson, "Where Are the Keys and Authority of the Priesthood?"
    Topics: Family History