Parenting

LDS Quotes on Parenting

“Happiness in marriage and parenthood can exceed a thousand times any other happiness.”

James E. Faust  |  The Enriching of Marriage

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“If we had paid no more attention to our plants than we have to our children, we would now be living in a jungle of weeds.”

Luther Burbank  |  In Elbert Hubbard’s Scrap Book, New York: Wm. H. Wise and Co., 1923, p. 227.

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“Several years ago at general conference, Elder Joe J. Christensen reminded us that “parenting is not a popularity contest.” In the same spirit, Elder Robert D. Hales has observed, “Sometimes we are afraid of our children—afraid to counsel with them for fear of offending them.”

Larry R. Lawrence  |  "Courageous Parenting"

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“No nobler work in this world can be performed by any mother than to rear and love the children with whom God has blessed her. That is her duty.”

David O. McKay

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Financial success, educational attainments, honors of men—these marks of your success in life are sources of pride to any father and mother. But the real joy and honor comes to them through your faithfulness to the Lord’s commandments. In this way we honor not only our parents, but also our Heavenly Father.

Rex D. Pinegar  |  “Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother”

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My promise to you is one that a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles once made to me. I had said to him that because of choices some in our extended family had made, I doubted that we could be together in the world to come. He said, as well as I can remember, “You are worrying about the wrong problem. You just live worthy of the celestial kingdom, and the family arrangements will be more wonderful than you can imagine.”

Elder Henry B. Eyring  |  A Home Where the Spirit of the Lord Dwells

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It is hard to understand all the reasons why some people take another path. The best we can do in these circumstances is just to love and embrace them, pray for their well-being, and seek for the Lord’s help to know what to do and say. Sincerely rejoice with them in their successes; be their friends and look for the good in them. We should never give up on them but preserve our relationships. Never reject or misjudge them. Just love them!

Ulisses Soares  |  How Can I Understand?

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“You were born to lead as mothers and fathers because nowhere is righteous leadership more crucial than in the family. You were born to lead as priesthood and auxiliary leaders, as heads of communities, companies, and even nations. You were born to lead as men and women willing ‘to stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places’ because that’s what a true leader does.”

Sheri Dew  |  No Doubt About It

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“If we are worried about the future, then we must look today at the upbringing of children.”

Gordon B. Hinckley  |  Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes

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“Marriage and family life are ordained of God. In an eternal sense, salvation is a family affair. God holds parents responsible for their stewardship in rearing their family. It is a most sacred responsibility.”

Ezra Taft Benson

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