'What would Jesus do?' or 'What would He have me do?' are the paramount personal questions of this life.
False thinking and false ideologies, dressed in the most pleasing forms, quietly - almost without our knowing it - seek to reduce our moral defenses and to captivate our minds. They entice with bright promises of security, cradle-to-grave guarantees of many kinds.
Inspiring music may fill the soul with heavenly thoughts, move one to righteous action, or speak peace to the soul.
One of the standards on which your happiness is based, now and in your future, is moral purity.
Too often the pressure for popularity, on children and teens, places an economic burden on the income of the father, so mother feels she must go to work to satisfy her children's needs. That decision can be most shortsighted.
One of Satan's most frequently used deceptions is the notion that the commandments of God are meant to restrict freedom and limit happiness.
The moral code of Heaven for both men and women is complete chastity before marriage and full fidelity after marriage.
The human body is the tabernacle of the spirit, and God expects that it be kept clean and unimpaired.
In general, the more food we eat in its natural state - without additives - and the less it is refined, the healthier it will be for us. Food can affect the mind, and deficiencies of certain elements in the body can promote mental depression.
I love all our Father's children of every color, creed, and political persuasion.
Praise your children more than you correct them. Praise them for even their smallest achievement.
One of the trials of life is that we do not usually receive immediately the full blessing for righteousness or the full cursing for wickedness.
Retirement from work has depressed many a man and hastened his death.
Some prideful people are not so concerned as to whether their wages meet their needs as they are that their wages are more than someone else's. Their reward is being a cut above the rest. This is the enmity of pride.
The Lord is pleased with every effort, even the tiny, daily ones in which we strive to be more like Him.
Periodic fasting can help clear up the mind and strengthen the body and the spirit.
The Book of Mormon exposes the enemies of Christ. It confounds false doctrines and lays down contention.
We must not lose hope. Hope is an anchor to the souls of men. Satan would have us cast away that anchor.
Build traditions of family vacations and trips and outings. These memories will never be forgotten by your children.
God our Father, Jesus, our Elder Brother and our Redeemer, and the Holy Ghost, the Testator, are perfect. They know us best and love us most and will not leave one thing undone for our eternal welfare. Should we not love them for it and honor them first?
If you are a single parent, make friends with others in similar situations and develop friendships with married couples. Counsel with your priesthood leaders. Let them know of your needs and wants. Single parenthood is understood by the Lord.
In this age of the electronic media and the mass distribution of the printed word, God will hold us accountable if we do not now move the Book of Mormon in a monumental way.
There will always be those little minds who, out of vanity or intellectual display, will attempt to destroy faith in the very foundations of life.
I cannot recall a time that I did not believe in Jesus Christ.
The Book of Mormon is the 'keystone' of our religion, and the Doctrine and Covenants is the 'capstone,' with continuing latter day revelation. The Lord has placed His stamp of approval on both the keystone and the capstone.
The one man other than my father who made the most lasting impression was an uncle, Serge B. Benson. He taught me in three different classes - but above all, he taught me lessons in moral, physical, and intellectual courage that I have tried to apply in later life.
Modesty in dress and language and deportment is a true mark of refinement and a hallmark of a virtuous Latter-day Saint woman.
Besides the physical ordinance of baptism and the laying on of hands, one must be spiritually born again to gain exaltation and eternal life.
Pride is a sin that can readily be seen in others but is rarely admitted in ourselves.
Every accountable child of God needs to set goals, short- and long-range goals. A man who is pressing forward to accomplish worthy goals can soon put despondency under his feet, and once a goal is accomplished, others can be set up.
Mothers, stay close to your daughters. Earn and deserve their love and respect. Be united with their father in the rearing of your children. Do nothing in your life to cause your daughters to stumble because of your example.
Can human hearts be changed? Why, of course! It happens every day in the great missionary work of the Church. It is one of the most widespread of Christ's modern miracles. If it hasn't happened to you - it should.
A woman whose life is involved in the righteous rearing of her children has a better chance of keeping up her spirits than the woman whose total concern is centered in her own personal problems.
Do not leave yourself or your family unprotected against financial storms... Build up savings.
What does it mean to love someone with all your heart? It means to love with all your emotional feelings and with all your devotion. Surely when you love your wife with all your heart, you cannot demean her, criticize her, find fault with her, or abuse her by words, sullen behavior, or actions.
From the Book of Mormon, we learn how disciples of Christ live in times of war.
Unless you and your mate are united in purpose, dedication, and loyalty, you will not succeed to the extent you otherwise could.
Some spiritually alert parents hold early-morning devotionals with their families in their homes. They have a hymn, prayer, and then read and discuss the Book of Mormon.
Enmity means 'hatred toward, hostility to, or a state of opposition.' It is the power by which Satan wishes to reign over us.
Fear of men's judgment manifests itself in competition for men's approval.
Sound principles and eternal truths need to be frequently repeated so that we do not forget their application nor become dissuaded by other arguments.
I am grateful my own eternal companion served a mission in Hawaii before we were married in the Salt Lake Temple, and I am pleased that I have had three granddaughters serve full-time missions.
The privilege of holding the priesthood, which is the power and authority to act in God's name, is a great blessing and privilege and one that carries with it equally great obligations and responsibilities.
The undermining of the home and family is on the increase with the devil anxiously working to displace the father as the head of the home and create rebellion among the children.