Latter-day Counsel

What we do in our leisure time can make such a tremendous difference.
Gordon B. Hinckley, Oct conf 1994

Some adults, including public officials and civic leaders, have also been led astray by longings for luxury and leisure.
David B. Haight, Oct Conf 1987

The leisure time of children must be constructively directed to wholesome, positive pursuits. Too much time viewing television can be destructive, and pornography in this medium should not be tolerated. It is estimated that growing children today watch television over twenty-five hours per week. Fundamentals Of Enduring Family Relationships:
President Ezra Taft Benson (October 1982)

Communities have a responsibility to assist the family in promoting wholesome entertainment. What a community tolerates will become tomorrow's standard for today's youth.
Ezra Taft Benson, OCt 1982

Now, what about our leisure time? How we use our leisure is equally as important to our joy as our occupational pursuits. Proper use of leisure requires discriminating judgment. Our leisure provides opportunity for renewal of spirit, mind, and body. It is a time for worship, for family, for service, for study, for wholesome recreation. It brings harmony into our life.
Bishop J. Richard Clarke (April 1982)

Leisure is not idleness. The Lord condemns idleness. He said, "Thou shalt not idle away thy time, neither shalt thou bury thy talent" (D&C 60:13.) Idleness in any form produces boredom, conflict, and unhappiness. It creates a vacancy of worth, a seedbed for mischief and evil. It is the enemy of progress and salvation.
Bishop J. Richard Clarke, April Conf 1982

Some have made room to work more hours to accumulate material possessions; still others have made room to multiply their luxury and increase their leisure time and have made room for more sports and entertainment, but they have made no room for him. They have made room for many violations of the Sabbath day, but they have made no room for the Savior of the world--our Redeemer and Master.
George P. Lee, Oct Conf 1980

Too much leisure for children leaves them in a state of boredom, and it is natural for them to want more and more of the expensive things for their recreation. We must bring dignity to labor in sharing the responsibilities of the home and the yard.
Spencer W. Kimball, Apr conf 1976