quotes tagged with 'fatherhood'

There is more to a foundation of eternal marriage than a pretty face or an attractive figure. There is more to consider than popularity or charisma. As you seek an eternal companion, look for someone who is developing the essential attributes that bring happiness: a deep love of the Lord and of His commandments, a determination to live them, one that is kindly understanding, forgiving of others, and willing to give of self, with the desire to have a family crowned with beautiful children and a commitment to teach them the principles of truth in the home. An essential priority of a prospective wife is the desire to be a wife and mother. She should be developing the sacred qualities that God has given His daughters to excel as a wife and mother: patience, kindliness, a love of children, and a desire to care for them rather than seeking professional pursuits. She should be acquiring a good education to prepare for the demands of motherhood. A prospective husband should also honor his priesthood and use it in service to others. Seek a man who accepts his role as provider of the necessities of life, has the capacity to do it, and is making concerted efforts to prepare himself to fulfill those responsibilities.

I suggest that you not ignore many possible candidates who are still developing these attributes, seeking the one who is perfected in them. You will likely not find that perfect person, and if you did, there would certainly be no interest in you. These attributes are best polished together as husband and wife.
Author: Richard G. Scott, Source: http://www.lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-19-11,0...Saved by richardkmiller in children motherhood parenting perfection home marriage dating fatherhood 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
There is genuine concern over the diminishing role of the father in the home. His influence is fading. Presiding responsibilities formerly assumed are left either to the mother or to agencies outside the home. This diminishing role is at the root of a multitude of our problems. Numerous things go awry when the scriptural family organization is upset!

The father is the patriarch in the home. This means that the father is the presiding authority.
Author: A. Theodore Tuttle, Source: http://lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db010Vg...Saved by cboyack in priesthood family fatherhood patriarch 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Those who refuse as husbands and wives to have children are proving themselves already too small for the infinitude of God’s creative powers.
Author: Harold B. Lee, Source: Ye Are the Light of the World, [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1974] p. 267Saved by cboyack in power creation children motherhood family procreation fatherhood 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The whole purpose of the creation of the earth was to provide a dwelling place where the spirit children of God might come and be clothed in mortal bodies and, by keeping their second estate, prepare themselves for salvation and exaltation. The whole purpose of the mission of Jesus Christ was to make possible the immortality and eternal life of man. The whole purpose of mothers and fathers should be to live worthy of this blessing and to assist God the Father and his Son Jesus Christ in their work. No greater honor could be given to [men and] women than to assist in this divine plan, and I wish to say without equivocation that a woman will find greater satisfaction and joy and make a greater contribution to mankind by being a wise and worthy mother raising good children than she could make in any other vocation.
Author: N. Eldon Tanner, Source: “No Greater Honor: The Woman’s Role,”in Ensign (Jan. 1974), pp. 8, 10Saved by cboyack in world children motherhood honor family joy eternity atonement progression earth immortality fatherhood 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Because of the importance of the family to the eternal plan of happiness, Satan makes a major effort to destroy the sanctity of the family, demean the importance of the role of men and women, encourage moral uncleanliness and violations of the sacred law of chastity, and to discourage parents from placing the bearing and rearing of children as one of their highest priorities.
Author: Robert D. Hales, Source: “The Eternal Family,”in Ensign (Nov. 1996), p. 65Saved by cboyack in satan morality children motherhood family chastity eternity fatherhood priority parent 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.
Author: William Shakespeare, Source: unknownSaved by bluesfreak in children fatherhood 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.
Author: Bill Cosby, Source: unknownSaved by bluesfreak in children fatherhood 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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