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“The purest, most beautiful and appealing experiences of life: romance, love, marriage, and parenthood.”

 

Boyd K. Packer

“Our lives are made up of thousands of everyday choices. Over the years these little choices will be bundled together and show clearly what we value.”

 

Boyd K. Packer

“Without a knowledge of the gospel plan, transgression seems natural, innocent, even justified.”

 

Boyd K. Packer

“There are spiritual and physical laws to obey if we are to be happy.”

 

Boyd K. Packer

“Learn to pray. Pray often. Pray in your mind, in your heart. Pray on your knees. Prayer is your personal key to heaven. The lock is on your side of the veil. And I have learned to conclude all my prayers with ‘Thy will be done’ (Matthew 6:10; see also Luke 11:2; 3 Nephi 13:10).”

 

Boyd K. Packer

“Often, very often, we are punished as much by our sins as we are for them.”

 

Boyd K. Packer

“Those who choose, conduct, present, and accompany the music may influence the spirit of reverence … more than a speaker does.”

 

Boyd K. Packer

“If our view is limited to mortal life, some things become unbearable because they seem so unfair and so permanent.”

 

Boyd K. Packer

“If you have stumbled or even been lost for a time, you can move forward with faith and not wander to and fro in the world any longer.”

 

Boyd K. Packer

“No teaching is equal, more spiritually rewarding, or more exalting than that of a mother teaching her children.”

 

Boyd K. Packer

“That historian or scholar who delights in pointing out the weaknesses and frailties of present or past leaders destroys faith. A destroyer of faith — particularly one within the Church, and more particularly one who is employed specifically to build faith — places himself in great spiritual jeopardy. He is serving the wrong master, and unless he repents, he will not be among the faithful in the eternities. Do not spread disease germs!”

 

Boyd K. Packer

“Perhaps the greatest discovery of my life, without question the greatest commitment, came when finally I had the confidence in God that I would loan or yield my agency to him-without compulsion or pressure, without any duress, as a single individual alone, by myself, no counterfeiting, nothing expected other than the privilege. In a sense, speaking figuratively, to take one’s agency, that precious gift which the scriptures make plain is essential to life itself, and say, “I will do as you direct,” is afterward to learn that in so doing you possess it all the more.”

 

Boyd K. Packer

“You always hold the key of repentance to unlock the prison door. If they throw the word diversity at you, grab hold of it and say, “I am already diverse, and I intend to stay diverse.” If the word is tolerance, grab that one, too, saying, “I expect you to be tolerant of my lifestyle-obedience, integrity, abstinence, repentance.” If the word is choice, tell them you choose good, old-fashioned morality.”

 

Boyd K. Packer

“Ordinances and covenants become our credentials for admission into His presence. To worthily receive them is the quest of a lifetime; to keep them thereafter is the challenge of mortality.”

 

Boyd K. Packer

“Teenagers also sometimes think, ‘What’s the use? The world will soon be blown all apart and come to an end.’ That feeling comes from fear, not from faith. No one knows the hour or the day (see D&C 49:7), but the end cannot come until all of the purposes of the Lord are fulfilled. Everything that I have learned from the revelations and from life convinces me that there is time and to spare for you to carefully prepare for a long life.”

 

Boyd K. Packer

“In or out of marriage, abortion is not an individual choice. At a minimum, three lives are involved.”

 

Boyd K. Packer

“Parents now are concerned about the moral and spiritual diseases. These can have terrible complications when standards and values are abandoned. We must all take protective measures.”

 

Boyd K. Packer

“The guilt that accompanies mistakes can be washed away.”

 

Boyd K. Packer

“The scriptures hold the keys to spiritual protection.”

 

Boyd K. Packer

“Parents are with their children almost constantly and can observe when they are ready to be instructed. From questions or behavior or because of experiences in their own lives, they can sense that it is time to teach. Parents must know when the time for the lesson is now, right now, for their children are ready for it.”

 

Boyd K. Packer