I am a daughter of God. Who can be my role model as I grow up?

M. Russell Ballard

Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

From “Mothers and Daughters,” Ensign, May 2010, 19; “Faith, Family, Facts, and Fruits,” Ensign, Nov. 2007, 26.


M. Russell Ballard
Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shares some of his thoughts on this subject.

I am a daughter of God. Who can be my role model as I grow up?

Love your mother, my young sisters. Respect her. Listen to her. Trust her. She has your best interests at heart.

Model yourselves after your mothers, not after celebrities whose standards are not the Lord’s standards and whose values may not reflect an eternal perspective.

Look to your mother. Learn from her strengths, her courage, and her faithfulness.

Jesus Christ is our personal Savior, and we try to model our lives after Him and His teachings.

Illustration by Brad Teare