Latter-day Counsel

"Do not neglect the crucial, urgent role of fathers, particularly as fatherlessness in contemporary homes is considered by some to be "the central social problem of our time."3Indeed, fatherlessness can be a problem even in a home where the father is present--eating and sleeping, so to speak, "by remote." Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, April conf 1997

"Look to your fathers and mothers, and follow their counsel. Look to your bishop and his counselors. They will lead you in the direction you should go. "Look to God and live" (Alma 37:47). President Gordon B. Hinckley April Conf 1997

"By divine design, fathers are to preside over their families in love and righteousness and are responsible to provide the necessities of life and protection for their families. Elder Robert D. Hales, Oct Conf 1996

There are children who fear their fathers, and wives who fear their husbands. If there be any such men within the hearing of my voice, as a servant of the Lord I rebuke you and call you to repentance. Discipline yourselves. Master your temper. Most of the things that make you angry are of very small consequence. And what a terrible price you are paying for your anger. Ask the Lord to forgive you. Ask your wife to forgive you. Apologize to your children. President Gordon B. Hinckley, Oct Conf 1996