We were inspired by an episode of Happy Families Extra to share four of our favorite quotes on the importance of respect in family relationships.
The Oh family knows that one of the best things about being together is cheering each other on with love, encouragement, and respect. Each member of the family helps the others to develop their talents, explore new ideas, and become the best they can be. When it comes to being a happy family, respect is key.
Below are some of the things our past and present Church leaders have said about respect within families.
“Happiness abounds when there is genuine respect one for another. Wives draw closer to their husbands, and husbands are more appreciative of their wives, and children are happy, as children are meant to be.” —Thomas S. Monson
“I hope that the noise of our homes will drop a few decibels, that we will subdue our voices and speak to one another with greater appreciation and respect.” —Gordon B. Hinckley
“Indeed, nothing is more critically connected to happiness—both our own and that of our children—than how well we love and support one another within the family.” —M. Russell Ballard
“Among the … values children should be taught are respect for others, beginning with the child’s own parents and family; respect for the symbols of faith and patriotic beliefs of others; respect for law and order; respect for the property of others; respect for authority. … Without discipline, children will not respect either the rules of the home or of society.” —James E. Faust
How have you seen respect bless your family relationships? How can you show more respect to those you love?