Elder Ballard counsels parents everywhere to get a copy of “The Family: A Proclamation to the World and to compare the simple, clear, prophetic language with the convoluted notions of the family often proffered by society today.
“Read it and strive to align your marriage and your family to its inspired, revealed direction from the Lord,” he says. “Then be the very best and act the very best you can. God will give you strength beyond your own as you strive daily to fulfill the most sacred mortal responsibility He gives to His children. Listen to the voice of the Spirit and the counsel of the living prophets. Be of good cheer. God did not place you on earth to fail, and your efforts as parents will not be counted as failure unless you give up.”
Further Reading: Proclamation on the Family is Still a Clarion Call