"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."
"Many things are good, many are important, but only a few are essential."
"In the eternal perspective, both the procreative power and the priesthood power are shared by husband and wife."
"The family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children."
"Those who do not marry or those who cannot have children are not excluded from the eternal blessings they seek."
"While many governments and well-meaning individuals have redefined marriage, the Lord has not."
"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"