"I remember my father stretched out by the fireplace, reading the scriptures and other good books, and I would stretch out by his side. I remember the cards he would keep in his shirt pocket with quotes of the scriptures and Shakespeare and new words that he would memorize and learn. I remember the gospel questions and discussions at the dinner table."
3 Behold, I went to hunt beasts in the forests; and the words which I had often heard my father speak concerning eternal life, and the joy of the saints, sunk deep into my heart.
L Tom Perry, Finding Lasting Peace and Building Eternal Families, October 2014 General Conference “Fathers are personally involved in leading family prayers, daily scripture reading, and weekly family home evenings.
Elder Richard G. Scott, in Conference Report, Apr. 1993, 43; or Ensign, May 1993, 34
“You must be willing to forgo personal pleasure and self-interest for family-centered activity, and not turn over to church, school, or society the principal role of fostering a child’s well-rounded development. It takes time, great effort, and significant personal sacrifice to ‘train up a child in the way he should go.’ But where can you find greater rewards for a job well done?”
2 Chronicles 34:29-30
Doctrine and Covenants 121:41-44
41 No apower or influence can or ought to be maintained by virtue of the bpriesthood, only by cpersuasion, by dlong-suffering, by gentleness and meekness, and by love unfeigned;