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  • "Each of us is in a different family situation. Some families have a mother and father with children at home. Some couples no longer have children at home. Many members of the Church are single, and some are single parents. Others are widows or widowers living alone. No matter what our family looks like, each of us can work to strengthen our own families or help in strengthening others."

    —Barbara Thompson, "His Arm is Sufficient"
    Topics: Family

  • "I, like Nephi, exhort you with all the energies of my soul that you will “give heed to the word of God and remember to keep his commandments always in all things” (1 Nephi 15:25). Use the safety equipment He has provided for you. Hold fast, and believe that Heavenly Father will bless you for your diligence."

    —Ann M. Dibb, "Hold On"
    Topics: Endure to the End

  • "Our Father knew exactly what He was doing when He created us. He made us enough alike to love each other, but enough different that we would need to unite our strengths and stewardships to create a whole. Neither man nor woman is perfect or complete without the other. Thus, no marriage or family, no ward or stake is likely to reach its full potential until husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, men and women work together in unity of purpose, respecting and relying upon each other’s strengths."

    —Sheri L. Dew, "It Is Not Good for Man or Woman to Be Alone"
    Topics: Eternal Perspective

  • "President Hinckley said: “Love can make the difference—love generously given in childhood and reaching through the awkward years of youth … and encouragement that is quick to compliment and slow to criticize” (“Bring Up a Child in the Way He Should Go,” Ensign, Nov. 1993, 60). Sometimes discipline, which means “to teach,” is confused with criticism. Children—as well as people of all ages—improve behavior from love and encouragement more than from fault-finding."

    —Susan W. Tanner, "Did I Tell You ... ?"
    Topics: Love

  • "What does it mean to be of good cheer? It means having hope, not getting discouraged, not losing faith, and living life joyfully. “Men are, that they might have joy.” It means facing life with confidence. The gospel of Jesus Christ gives us the strength and the eternal perspective to face what is coming with good cheer."

    —Adhemar Damiani, "Be of Good Cheer and Faithful in Adversity"
    Topics: Hope

  • "What does it mean to be of good cheer? It means having hope, not getting discouraged, not losing faith, and living life joyfully. “Men are, that they might have joy.” It means facing life with confidence. The gospel of Jesus Christ gives us the strength and the eternal perspective to face what is coming with good cheer."

    —Adhemar Damiani, "Be of Good Cheer and Faithful in Adversity"
    Topics: Hope

  • "When we read the scriptures we are hearing the voice of the Savior. He is not absent from our lives. He is actively positioned in the verses of these holy books. Our prophet has asked us to draw closer to the Savior by reading the Book of Mormon."

    —Cheryl C. Lant, "My Soul Delighteth in the Scriptures"
    Topics: Scripture Study

  • "This was a bittersweet moment of realization for me. Though [my grandson] will retain pleasant but fleeting memories of my father, he will have no memory of my mother, who passed away before his birth. Not one of my children has any recollection of my grandparents. If I want my children and grandchildren to know those who still live in my memory, then I must build the bridge between them."

    —Dennis B. Neuenschwander, "Bridges and Eternal Keepsakes"
    Topics: Family History

  • "We are children of Almighty God. He is our Father, He loves us, and He has a plan for us. We are not here in this life just to waste our time, grow old, and die. God wants us to grow and achieve our potential. In the words of President Thomas S. Monson: “Each of you, single or married, regardless of age, has the opportunity to learn and to grow. Expand your knowledge, both intellectual and spiritual, to the full stature of your divine potential” (“The Mighty Strength of the Relief Society,” Ensign, Nov. 1997, 95)."

    —Carlos A. Godoy, "The Lord Has a Plan for Us!"
    Topics: Eternal Perspective

  • "Heavenly Father has charged and blessed us to be fruitful, to multiply, and to subdue the earth that we might become like Him. He has made help available that we may each, according to our individual choosing, actually grow to become like Him. I pray that we might all live our lives such that we will be guided by the vision of our divine nature, claim all our divine privileges, and fulfill our divine destiny."

    —Joseph W. Sitati, "Be Fruitful, Multiply, and Subdue the Earth"
    Topics: Eternal Perspective