"The commandment to honor our parents has strands that run through the entire fabric of the gospel. It is inherent in our relationship to God our Father. It embraces the divine destiny of the children of God. This commandment relates to the government of the family, which is patterned after the government of heaven."
"Let us remember, the most important work we do in our families is through the power of the Holy Ghost. Whenever we raise our voices in anger, the Spirit leaves our companionships and families. When we speak in love, the Spirit can be with us. Let us remember that our children and grandchildren measure our love by how much devoted time we give them. Above all, don’t lose patience and don’t give up!"
"As parents ... we can teach them the power and reality of the Atonement—of their identity and divine destiny—and in so doing give them a rock foundation upon which to build. When all is said and done, the home is the ideal forum for teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ."
—Tad R. Callister, "Parents: The Prime Gospel Teachers of Their Children"
Topics: Family, Teaching
"Talking, listening, encouraging each other, and doing things together as a family will bring us closer to our Savior, who loves us. Our intentional effort to communicate better today—this very day—will bless our families eternally."
"To children whose family situation is troubled, we say, you yourself are no less for that. Challenges are at times an indication of the Lord’s trust in you. He can help you, directly and through others, to deal with what you face. You can become the generation, perhaps the first in your family, where the divine patterns that God has ordained for families truly take shape and bless all the generations after you."
"The ultimate end of all activity in the Church is that a man and his wife and their children can be happy at home."
"You are an eternal being. Before you were born…you trained and prepared to come to earth."
"There exists today a great need for men and women to cultivate respect for each other."
"Strong eternal families and Spirit-filled homes do not just happen. They take great effort."
"It’s never too early and it’s never too late to lead, guide, and walk beside our children, because families are forever."