Daily Messages

Words for You to Ponder Today


Parenthood

  • "Parents, priesthood leaders, teachers, advisers, be “watchful shepherds”; and you, our noble youth, band together in the strength of the Lord and lead out in righteousness. Reach out with loving arms and understanding hearts to those who are weak or wandering. Help bring them back to the fold, where they can learn of the Good Shepherd and grow close to him. And please choose carefully the paths you walk, for others will follow. That’s the way with sheep."

    —Jayne B. Malan, "The Summer of the Lambs"
    Topics: Parenthood

  • "Parenting is a godly responsibility necessary for the salvation of Father’s children and important for our preparation for eternal blessings. Rejoice in your opportunities to love and care for the souls of children. Our Father has blessings and eternal rewards available for each of His children, whether they are married or single, parents or childless. Our circumstances may be different, our opportunities may be varied, but the end result of our righteousness can be the same—eternal parenthood, eternal lives. Helping to care for the souls of children will help each of us prepare for this eternal blessing."

    —Patricia P. Pinegar, "Caring for the Souls of Children"
    Topics: Parenthood

  • "No more sacred word exists in secular or holy writ than that of mother."

    —Ezra Taft Benson, "Chapter 15: The Sacred Callings of Fathers and Mothers"
    Topics: Parenthood

  • "A father’s duty is to make his home a place of happiness and joy."

    —Ezra Taft Benson, "Chapter 15: The Sacred Callings of Fathers and Mothers"
    Topics: Parenthood