The Priesthood Strengthens the Family


The family is ordained of God. It is the most important unit in time and in eternity. As part of our Heavenly Father’s plan, we were born into families. He established families to bring us happiness, to help us learn correct principles in a loving atmosphere, and to prepare us for eternal life. Parents have the vital responsibility to help their children prepare to return to Heavenly Father.

Each husband and father in the Church should strive to be worthy to hold the Melchizedek Priesthood. With his wife as an equal partner, he presides in righteousness and love, serving as the family’s spiritual leader.

Learning Id​ea

Study one or more of the resources below, and discuss with your family how the priesthood strengthens your family. How can you and your family ensure that the priesthood is exercised righteously in your home?

Dallin H. Oaks, “Priesthood Authority in the Family and the Church,” Oct. 2005 General Conference



Children Learn of the Priesthood in the Family,” 2013 Worldwide Leadership Training Meeting



“Fathers Can Use the Priesthood to Bless Their Families,” 2013 Worldwide Leadership Training Meeting



“The Aaronic Priesthood Can Influence the Home,” 2013 Worldwide Leadership Training Meeting



“Priesthood Blessings Available to All,” 2013 Worldwide Leadership Training Meeting



“The Home Is a Divine Institution,” 2013 Worldwide Leadership Training Meeting'


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