Daily Messages

Words for You to Ponder Today


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and the importance of homes as sacred places—even when the world is shouting in our ears that these principles are outdated, limiting, or no longer relevant."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

  • "Families are the Lord’s workshop on earth to help us learn and live the gospel. We come into our families with a sacred duty to help strengthen each other spiritually."

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

  • "Membership in the family of God is not contingent upon any kind of status—marital status, parental status, financial status, social status, or even the kind of status we post on social media."

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

  • "Strong eternal families and Spirit-filled homes do not just happen. They take great effort, they take time, and they take each member of the family doing his or her part. Every home is different, but every home where even one individual seeks for truth can make a difference."

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

  • "Everyone, no matter what their marital circumstance or number of children, can be defenders of the Lord’s plan described in the family proclamation. If it is the Lord’s plan, it should also be our plan!"

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

  • "In order for us and our families to withstand the pressures of the world, we must be filled with light and gospel truth."

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

  • "I would like to issue a challenge for all of us as women of the Church to be defenders of “The Family: A Proclamation to the World.”"

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

  • "Teach yourself and teach your families about the gift of the Holy Ghost and the Atonement of Jesus Christ. You will do no greater eternal work than within the walls of your own home."

    —Boyd K. Packer, "These Things I Know"
    Topics: Family, Atonement, Holy Ghost

  • "I must testify of the blessings of daily scripture study and prayer and weekly family home evening. These are the very practices that help take away stress, give direction to our lives, and add protection to our homes. Then, if pornography or other challenges do strike our families, we can petition the Lord for help and expect great guidance from the Spirit, knowing that we have done what our Father has asked us to do. … Remember that living Apostles have also promised that as we search out our ancestors and prepare our own family names for the temple, we will be protected now and throughout our lives as we keep ourselves worthy of a temple recommend. What promises!"

    —Linda S. Reeves, "Protection from Pornography—a Christ-Focused Home"
    Topics: Covenants, Family