Other Quotes About Families

linebreak

“In a chapter about families, the Church handbook contains this statement: ‘The nature of male and female spirits is such that they complete each other.’ Please note that it does not say ‘compete with each other’ but ‘complete each other’! We are here to help, lift, and rejoice with each other as we try to become our very best selves. Sister Barbara B. Smith wisely taught, ‘There is so much more of happiness to be had when we can rejoice in another’s successes and not just in our own.’ When we seek to ‘complete’ rather than ‘compete,’ it is so much easier to cheer each other on!”

Linda K. Burton, Relief Society General President
We’ll Ascend Together,” April 2015 General Conference

linebreak

linebreak

“Every daughter of Eve has the potential to bring the same blessing to her family that Eve brought to hers. She was so important in the establishment of families that we have this report of her creation: ‘And the Gods said: Let us make an help meet for the man, for it is not good that the man should be alone, therefore we will form an help meet for him.’
 
“We don’t know all the help Eve was to Adam and to their family. But we do know of one great gift that she gave, which each of you can also give: she helped her family see the path home when the way ahead seemed hard. ‘And Eve, his wife, heard all these things and was glad, saying: Were it not for our transgression we never should have had seed, and never should have known good and evil, and the joy of our redemption, and the eternal life which God giveth unto all the obedient.’
Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor, First Presidency
Daughters in the Covenant,” April 2014 General Conference

linebreak

“Homes are also private places, so unfortunately, we often let down. In our homes and with our families we sometimes become our worst selves with the people who matter the most in our lives.”

Susan W. Tanner, Young Women General President
I Am the Light Which Ye Shall Hold Up,” April 2006 General Conference

linebreak

“We must be the light to help our families overcome sin, anger, envy, and fighting. We can pray together, weep for each other, heal each other’s wounds, and selflessly love and serve one another.”

Susan W. Tanner, Young Women General President
I Am the Light Which Ye Shall Hold Up,” April 2006 General Conference

linebreak

“As you include children at your family dinner table, as you involve them in daily family prayer and scripture study and in family home evening, you are following the example of the Savior by loving and teaching them. As you do this, let them know that together your family is striving to keep the commandments and to be worthy to be an eternal family. It may be during the informal one-on-one times that the Spirit will prompt us to ask just the right questions or to say just the right thing to help our children know and feel the light of the Lord. If we make the opportunities, the Spirit will guide us.”

Coleen K. Menlove, Primary General President
All Thy Children Shall Be Taught,” April 2005 General Conference

linebreak

“We demonstrate our love for family members not only in teaching them affirmatively but also in giving them of our time.”

Susan W. Tanner, Young Women General President
Did I Tell You…?” April 2003 General Conference

linebreak

“You can recognize women who are grateful to be a daughter of God by their abilities. They fulfill their divine potential and magnify their God-given gifts. They are capable, strong women who bless families, serve others, and understand that ‘the glory of God is intelligence.’ They are women who embrace enduring virtues in order to be all that our Father needs them to be.”

Margaret D. Nadauld, Young Women General President
The Joy of Womanhood,” October 2000 General Conference

linebreak

“It is almost impossible to be an effective instrument within our own families, with our neighbors, or even from the pulpit unless we can discern the whisperings of the Holy Ghost.”

Mary Ellen Smoot, Relief Society General President
We Are Instruments in the Hands of God,” October 2000 General Conference

linebreak

“We no longer have the luxury of spending our energy on anything that does not lead us and our families to Christ. That is the litmus test…for our lives. In the days ahead, a casual commitment to Christ will not carry us through.”

Sheri L. Dew, Second Counselor, Relief Society General Presidency
We are Women of God,” October 1999 General Conference

linebreak

“Everything we know about our Heavenly Father is connected with His parenthood and His loving care for our souls. He loves each of His children unconditionally. We can do the same in our families. His plan of happiness is a plan to help His children progress and be prepared to receive His greatest blessings. We can make plans to help our families progress. He included His children in the great Heavenly Council and allowed us to participate and use our agency to choose. We can have family councils and include our children as active participants. Under His guidance, this earth was prepared as a place where we could learn and grow. Our homes can be happy places where our children can learn and grow. He has given His children rules of conduct and commandments that keep us moving forward, focused on the path that leads to our heavenly home. The rules of conduct in our family can help us move forward on the path back to our Heavenly Father.”

Patricia P. Pinegar, Primary General President
Caring for the Souls of Children,” April 1997 General Conference

linebreak

“There is a power in goodness that is often learned in families. There is a void when it is lacking. I know one family that left what they described as ‘the good life’ in a desire to do good (see Acts 10: 38). They agreed on a noble purpose that would take them to the Philippines for a year. The mother of this family reported, ‘We were flabbergasted it was so hard.’ Without the normal routine and conveniences of home, she said, ‘We were just the same old ornery people.’ Then they set a new routine—exercise at 5:30 A.M., 6:30 scripture study, then breakfast and school. Each afternoon they visited orphanages to play with the children. Gradually the family started to notice a change—new levels of patience, gratitude, and respect. They started to talk to each other—to really talk and to really listen. The mother stated, ‘I will never forget the learning that took place for me and my family the day they brought a five-month-old baby into the orphanage whose tongue had been cut and an eye poked out.’ When they learned the mother, a beggar, had injured her own child, it gave a new dimension to the social studies lesson they had discussed at home. A new level of compassion started to develop—greater reverence for the sanctity of life. This family put their ‘trust in that Spirit which leadeth to do good’ (D&C 11:12) and gradually they started to experience the power to become changed.”

Janette Hales Beckham, Young Women General President
The Power of Goodness,” October 1995 General Conference

linebreak

“Sisters, as we climb the mountains, especially those in our own backyards, let us look to the Lord, who is the light. Show that light to your family and those who feel like family, for the brush at our feet will snag us, and obstacles will surely bruise us. But warm and steady, the light beckons us on. Follow it, knowing the challenges are real, but so is the Lord. Light a torch of faith at home and keep it burning brilliantly, even when the night is long and the journey difficult.”

Elaine L. Jack, Relief Society General President
Look Up and Press On,” April 1992 General Conference

linebreak

“In the many types of family units, we love and nourish each other as we unite our efforts to become better disciples of our Savior.”

Elaine L. Jack, Relief Society General President
These Things Are Manifested unto Us Plainly,” October 1990 General Conference

linebreak

“Disappointment and sacrifice can provide the struggles that make you pull together, or become the enemy that will divide and destroy families. You will decide which it will be.”

Ardeth G. Kapp, Young Women General President 
Young Women Striving Together,” October 1984 General Conference

linebreak

“ ‘Good family life is never an accident; it is always an achievement.’ It was so for the women of the past, and it is so for us today. Our lives require discipline, coping without compromise, conversion of precepts into living principles that will make us saintly.”

Barbara B. Smith, Relief Society General President
A Season for Strength,” October 1983 General Conference

linebreak

“As Latter-day Saint homebuilders, our greatest challenge is to bring up our children in light and truth—to develop the spiritual nature of each family member. Our greatest role is as a teacher.”

Marian R. Boyer, First Counselor, Relief Society General Presidency
Organize Yourselves,” October 1980 General Conference

linebreak

“Today’s problems of families reflect the increasing complexity of our time. The welfare services of the Church include multiple systems and long-range plans, but the constant through all its development is the application of gospel principles in loving concern for another’s need.”

Shirley W. Thomas, Second Counselor, Relief Society General Presidency
Welfare Principles in Relief Society,” April 1980 General Conference

linebreak

“Women’s first responsibility for service is to their families, for this is the fundamental priority established by the Lord. It must he their first consideration, and that of all those who call them to positions or seek their assistance in any endeavor; for the building of strong families is fundamental to a strong society.”

Barbara B. Smith, Relief Society General President
She Stretcheth Out Her Hand to the Poor,” October 1977 General Conference

linebreak

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s