"Life is not easy, nor was it meant to be…. living temple-worthy lives will hold together all that really matters."
—Quentin L. Cook, "Shipshape and Bristol Fashion: Be Temple Worthy—in Good Times and Bad Times"
"Our desire to be obedient to…God’s commandments is the reaching out of our mortal hand to…our Heavenly Father."
"May our Heavenly Father bless us…that we may be obedient to His commandments, and…follow carefully the steps of our Lord."
"As God encourages us to keep on trying, He expects us to also allow others the space to do the same, at their own pace."
"God’s commandments are strict but not restrictive. They protect us from… danger and prevent us from getting lost."
"We are far from perfect, but we are not casual in our faith. We believe in Him. We worship Him. We follow Him."
"Our obedience to God’s commandments comes as a natural outgrowth of our endless love and gratitude for the goodness of God."
"Our exercise of agency to keep the commandments enables us to fully understand who we are."
"Life rarely goes exactly according to plan for anyone…it is still important to understand and teach the Lord’s pattern."
"If grace is a gift of God, why then is obedience to God’s commandments so important? Why bother with God’s commandments—or repentance, for that matter? Why not just admit we’re sinful and let God save us? Brothers and sisters, we obey the commandments of God–out of love for Him!"