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Happy Families: President Packer’s Thoughts on Family

July 13, 2015

In honor of Boyd K. Packer, former President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, this article is dedicated to sharing some of his simplest and most powerful teachings on the importance of marriage, home, and family.

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“Latter-day Saints recognize the transcendent importance of the family and strive to live in such a way that the adversary cannot steal into our homes. We find safety and security for ourselves and our children in honoring the covenants we have made and living up to the ordinary acts of obedience required of the followers of Christ.”

“There are things vital to the well-being of a family which can be found only by going to Church.”

“Marriage is not without trials of many kinds. These tests forge virtue and strength. The tempering that comes in marriage and family life produces men and women who will someday be exalted.”

“Much of what I know that really matters I have learned from being a father.”

“One thing is very clear: the safest place and the best protection against … moral and spiritual diseases is a stable home and family. This has always been true; it will be true forever. We must keep that foremost in our minds.”

“Family time is sacred time and should be protected and respected.”

“Christ … is the anchor that holds us and protects us and our families through the storms of life.”