Daily Messages

Words for You to Ponder Today


Families

  • "Married couples are tried by temptation, misunderstandings, financial problems, family crises, and illness, and all the while love grows stronger. Mature love has a bliss not even imagined by newlyweds."

    —Boyd K. Packer, "The Plan of Happiness"
    Topics: Family

  • "Our doctrinal obligation is to our own ancestors. This is because the celestial organization of heaven is based on families. The First Presidency has encouraged members, especially youth and young single adults, to emphasize family history work and ordinances for their own family names or the names of ancestors of their ward and stake members. We need to be connected to both our roots and branches. The thought of being associated in the eternal realm is indeed glorious."

    —Quentin L. Cook, "Roots and Branches"
    Topics: Family

  • "The secret of a happy marriage is to serve God and each other. The goal of marriage is unity and oneness, as well as self-development."

    —Ezra Taft Benson, "Chapter 14: Marriage and Family--Ordained of God"
    Topics: Family

  • "Let us help build the kingdom of God by standing up boldly and being defenders of marriage, parenthood, and the home."

    —Bonnie L. Oscarson, "Defenders of the Family Proclamation"
    Topics: Family

  • "We are each part of God’s family."

    —Carole M. Stephens, "The Family Is of God"
    Topics: Family

  • "Families are the Lord’s workshop on earth to help us learn and live the gospel."

    —Cheryl A. Esplin, "Filling Our Homes with Light and Truth"
    Topics: Family

  • "We each belong to and are needed in the family of God."

    —Carole M. Stephens, "The Family is of God"
    Topics: Family

  • "Family is the center of life and is the key to eternal happiness."

    —L. Tom Perry, "Why Marriage and Family Matter--Everywhere in the World"
    Topics: Family

  • "Sisters, few of us will ever have to face an angry mob, but there is a war going on in this world in which our most cherished and basic doctrines are under attack. I am speaking specifically of the doctrine of the family. The sanctity of the home and the essential purposes of the family are being questioned, criticized, and assaulted on every front."

    —Bonnie L. Oscarson, "Defenders of the Family Proclamation"
    Topics: Family

  • "We need to boldly defend the Lord’s revealed doctrines describing marriage, families, the divine roles of men and women, and the importance of homes as sacred places—even when the world is shouting in our ears that these principles are outdated, limiting, or no longer relevant."

    —Bonnie L. Oscarson, "Defenders of the Family Proclamation"
    Topics: Family, Women