Family and home

“How much value is there in fixing the world if the people around us are falling apart and we don’t notice?” (Bonnie L. Oscarson, “The Needs Before Us,” General Conference, October 2017)

“Sometimes it’s easy to miss some of the greatest opportunities to serve others because we are distracted or because we are looking for ambitious ways to change the world and we don’t see that some of the most significant needs we can meet are within our own families, among our friends, in our wards, and in our communities.” (Bonnie L. Oscarson, “The Needs Before Us,” General Conference, October 2017)

“Changing the world begins with strengthening your own family.” (Bonnie L. Oscarson, “The Needs Before Us,” General Conference, October 2017)

“Families are the Lord’s workshop on earth to help us learn and live the gospel.” (Cheryl A. Esplin, Primary General Presidency, “Filling Our Homes with Light and Truth,” General Conference, April 2015)

“Strong eternal families and Spirit-filled homes do not just happen. They take great effort, they take time, and they take each member of the family doing his or her part. Every home is different, but every home where even one individual seeks for truth can make a difference.” (Cheryl A. Esplin, Primary General Presidency, “Filling Our Homes with Light and Truth,” General Conference, April 2015)

“Membership in the family of God is not contingent upon any kind of status–marital status, parental status, financial status, social status, or even the kind of status we post on social media. We belong.” (Carole M. Stephens, Relief Society General Presidency, “The Family Is of God,” General Conference, April 2015)

“Our homes should be places where the Spirit of the Lord is felt in rich abundance and where the scriptures and the gospel are studied, taught, and lived.” (Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women General President, “Defenders of the Family Proclamation,” General Conference, April 2015)

“Let us defend the home as a place which is second only to the temple in holiness.” (Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women General President, “Defenders of the Family Proclamation,” General Conference, April 2015)

“It may be worthwhile for us to check ourselves now and then to make sure our homes are places we are prepared to feel the Spirit. As we prepare our homes to be places where the Spirit is welcome, we will be prepared to feel more ‘at home’ when we enter the house of the Lord.” (Linda K. Burton, Relief Society General President, “Prepared in a Manner That Never Had Been Known,” General Conference, October 2014)

“The best way to strengthen a home, current or future, is to keep covenants.” (Linda K. Burton, quoted in Jean A. Stephens, Primary General Presidency, “Covenant Daughters of God,” General Conference, October 2014)

“It is OK if the house is a mess and the children are still in their pajamas and some responsibilities are left undone. The only things that really need to be accomplished in the home are daily scripture study and prayer and weekly family home evening.” (Linda S. Reeves, Relief Society General Presidency, “Protection from Pornography—a Christ-centered Home,” General Conference, April 2014)

“The best way to strengthen a home, current or future, is to keep covenants, promises we’ve made to each other and to God.” (Linda K. Burton, Relief Society General President, “Wanted: Hands and Hearts to Hasten the Work,” General Conference, April 2014)

“It is here in our families, in an atmosphere of love, where we see and appreciate in a more personal way the divine attributes of His spirit children. It is here in our families where our hearts can be softened and in humility we desire to change, to become more childlike. It is a process by which we can become more Christlike.” (Jean A. Stevens, Primary General Presidency, “Become as a Little Child,” General Conference, April 2011)

“Children being born now are growing up in an increasingly sinful world. Our homes are to be their refuge from the daily encounters they have with evil.” (Julie B. Beck, Relief Society General President, “Fulfilling the Purpose of Relief Society,” General Conference, October 2008)

“You young women too can stand as a witness of God by nurturing a spirit of faith, love, peace, and testimony in your homes now, preparing you to do the same when you establish your own future homes.” (Susan W. Tanner, Recently Released Young Women General President, “Stand as a Witness,” General Conference, April 2008)

“In some families you may be the only source of spiritual strength. The Lord is depending on you to bring the blessings of the gospel to your family.” (Mary N. Cook, Young Women General Presidency, “Strengthen Home and Family,” General Conference, October 2007)

“The Lord is depending on you to assist in the exaltation of your eternal family.” (Mary N. Cook, Young Women General Presidency, “Strengthen Home and Family,” General Conference, October 2007)

“Latter-day Saint women must be strong and immovable in family. They can and should do families better than anyone else.” (Julie B. Beck, Relief Society General President, “What Latter-day Saint Women Do Best: Stand Strong and Immovable,” General Conference, October 2007)

“As a disciple of Jesus Christ, every woman in this Church is given the responsibility for upholding, nurturing, and protecting families.” (Julie B. Beck, Relief Society General President, “What Latter-day Saint Women Do Best: Stand Strong and Immovable,” General Conference, October 2007)

“Knowing and defending the truth about families is the privilege of every sister in this Church.” (Julie B. Beck, Relief Society General President, “What Latter-day Saint Women Do Best: Stand Strong and Immovable,” General Conference, October 2007)

“Families mean work, but they are our great work—and we are not afraid of work.” (Julie B. Beck, Relief Society General President, “What Latter-day Saint Women Do Best: Stand Strong and Immovable,” General Conference, October 2007)

“Satan is working overtime to attack the family. He tells us that marriage is not important, that children do not need a father and a mother, and that strong families are not important.” (Barbara Thompson, Relief Society General Presidency, “I Will Strengthen Thee; I Will Help Thee,” General Conference, October 2007)

“Even if I were the only living member of my family, I am still a member of God’s family, and I have a responsibility to help strengthen other families.” (Barbara Thompson, Relief Society General Presidency, “I Will Strengthen Thee; I Will Help Thee,” General Conference, October 2007)

“The greatest help we will have in strengthening families is to know and follow the doctrines of Christ and rely on Him to help us.” (Barbara Thompson, Relief Society General Presidency, “I Will Strengthen Thee; I Will Help Thee,” General Conference, October 2007)

“Even when our family worship seems less than effective, obedience alone invites the blessings of the Lord.” (Margaret S. Lifferth, Primary General Presidency, “Behold Your Little Ones,” General Conference, October 2006)

“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,” General Conference, April 2006)

“Small things make a happy home—things like praying, saying ‘I’m sorry,’ expressing gratitude, reading a good book together.” (Susan W. Tanner, Young Women General President, “Did I Tell You … ?,” General Conference, April 2003)

“In the eternal scheme of things, the most crucial and fulfilling thing you will do is to build a holy home and rear a strong family in love.” (Susan W. Tanner, Young Women General President, “Did I Tell You … ?,” General Conference, April 2003)

“Could you be more steadfast in Christ in your own homes, with your own family members? When you promise to take His name and characteristics upon you, it means you should speak a little softer, act a little kinder, serve your siblings more selflessly, and appreciate and help your parents more openly.” (Susan W. Tanner, Young Women General President, “Steadfast in Our Covenants,” General Conference, April 2003)

“The most important and sometimes the most difficult place to show kindness is in our own homes, to our parents and to our brothers and sisters.” (Coleen K. Menlove, Primary General President, “Show You Know,” General Conference, April 2003)

“Our families are our highest responsibility as well as our greatest blessing.” (Kathleen H. Hughes, Relief Society General Presidency, “Blessing Our Families through Our Covenants,” General Conference, October 2002)

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