"Heavenly Father and the Savior are our perfect examples. …They never force righteousness because righteousness must be chosen."
"We need to tighten our grip on the rod that leads us back to Him. Now is the “day of choosing” for all of us."
"Marriage and family are not conventions of men until only death do us part. They are intended to be made eternal."
"It is important to rise above rationalizations and make the best choices."
"The gospel of Jesus Christ opens the path to what we may become."
"We cannot foresee what the Lord has in mind for us. Our only course of action is to be prepared and worthy for whatever he requires. We must govern our actions every day with our future in mind."
"Discernment is so much more than recognizing right from wrong. It helps us distinguish the relevant from the irrelevant, the important from the unimportant, and the necessary from that which is merely nice."
"Each day is a day of decision, and our decisions determine our destiny."
"A strong human spirit with control over appetites of the flesh is master over emotions and passions and not a slave to them. That kind of freedom is as vital to the spirit as oxygen is to the body! Freedom from self-slavery is true liberation!"
"We cannot force God’s children to choose the way to happiness. God cannot do that because of the agency He has given us."