"Husbands and wives, as co-creators, should eagerly and prayerfully invite children into their homes."
—Ezra Taft Benson, "Chapter 15: The Sacred Callings of Fathers and Mothers"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Let us help build the kingdom of God by standing up boldly and being defenders of marriage, parenthood, and the home."
"We are each part of God’s family."
"Families are the Lord’s workshop on earth to help us learn and live the gospel."
"We each belong to and are needed in the family of God."
"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"
"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."