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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.

Elder L. Tom Perry

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.

Photograph by Christina Smith