Special Witness

L. Tom Perry

Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

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From “The Importance of the Family,” Ensign, May 2003, 40–43; “Youth of the Noble Birthright,” Ensign, Nov. 1998, 73–75; “‘Born of Goodly Parents,” ” Ensign, May 1985, 21–23.

Why are families so important?

Elder L. Tom Perry of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shares some of his thoughts on this subject.

  • Families lie at the center of our Heavenly Father’s plan.

  • You are part of that eternal unit that requires your best effort.

  • Continue building lasting, loving relationships for all family members.

  • Be certain you bring warmth, kindness, understanding, consideration, and a strong love to your eternal family.

  • Listen to one another, be united, work together, play together, pray together, study together. Live celestial principles together, serve the Lord together.

  • In a world of turmoil and uncertainty, it is more important than ever to make our families the center of our lives.

[photo] Photograph by Christina Smith