10 Quotes By Latter-Day Prophets About The Family

Growing up, getting married and having a family was not something I was interested in doing. I didn’t grow up in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and my parents had an ugly divorce when I was 9 years old. Because of that experience, and other dysfunctional families I had witnessed around me growing up, I didn’t have a high opinion of marriage and raising a family.

However, after joining The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at age 20, my opinions about the importance of family changed dramatically. It didn’t happen overnight, but it didn’t take long for me to realise the importance of having my own family, and raising them in righteousness. What made this change in my life was the repeated emphasis on the importance of family by the Quorum of the Twelve, and the First Presidency.

I’ve now been a member of the Church for 26 years now and have a very happy marriage and have raised 4 wonderful children. It is the highlight and greatest blessing of my life.

Quotes By Latter-Day Prophets About The Family

“The new home-centered, Church-supported integrated curriculum has the potential to unleash the power of families, as each family follows through conscientiously and carefully to transform their home into a sanctuary of faith.”

President Russell M. Nelson, “Becoming Exemplary Latter-day Saints,” October 2018 General Conference, Sunday Afternoon Session

President Nelson family quote at General Conference

 

“Your trust from God is to nurture as many of His and your family members as you can with your love and your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.”

President Henry B. Eyring, “Women and Gospel Learning in the Home,” October 2018 General Conference, General Womens Session

 

“Building faith in Jesus Christ is the beginning of reversing spiritual decline in your family and in your home.”

President Henry B. Eyring, “A Home Where the Spirit of the Lord Dwells,” April 2019 General Conference, Saturday Morning Session

 

“The restored gospel assures us that the Resurrection can include the opportunity to be with our family members—husband, wife, children, and parents. This is a powerful encouragement for us to fulfill our family responsibilities in mortality. It helps us live together in love in this life in anticipation of joyful reunions and associations in the next.”

President Dallin H. Oaks, “The Great Plan,” April 2020 General Conference, Sunday Afternoon Session

 

“The restored gospel of Jesus Christ and the inspired family proclamation are essential teachings to guide mortal preparation for exaltation.”

Elder Dallin H. Oaks, “The Plan and the Proclamation,” October 2017 General Conference, Saturday Morning Session

 

“Children desperately need parents willing to listen to them, and the family council can provide a time during which family members can learn to understand and love one another.”

Elder M. Russell Ballard, “Family Councils,” April 2016 General Conference, Saturday Afternoon Session

 

“I testify that the proclamation on the family is a statement of eternal truth, the will of the Lord for His children who seek eternal life. It has been the basis of Church teaching and practice for the last 22 years and will continue so for the future. Consider it as such, teach it, live by it, and you will be blessed as you press forward toward eternal life.”

Elder Dallin H. Oaks, “The Plan and the Proclamation,” October 2017 General Conference, Saturday Morning Session

 

“Even when family members are not living in the home, prayer can build bonds of love. Prayer in the family can reach across the world.”

President Henry B. Eyring, “A Home Where the Spirit of the Lord Dwells,” April 2019 General Conference, Saturday Morning Session

 

“Family councils have always been needed. They are, in fact, eternal. We belonged to a family council in the premortal existence, when we lived with our heavenly parents as their spirit children.”

Elder M. Russell Ballard, “Family Councils,” April 2016 General Conference, Saturday Afternoon Session

 

“A family built on the marriage of a man and woman supplies the best setting for God’s plan to thrive—the setting for the birth of children, who come in purity and innocence from God, and the environment for the learning and preparation they will need for a successful mortal life and eternal life in the world to come.”

Elder D. Todd Christofferson, “Why Marriage, Why Family,” April 2015 General Conference, Saturday Afternoon Session

 

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