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    Happy Families: Favorite Family Quotes

    June 15, 2015

    We were inspired by the latest episode of Happy Families to share four of our favorite quotes on building a happy family and home.

    The Lewis family knows that happiness always comes from working hard and playing hard together. Whether they are practicing rope tricks, cleaning the house, or putting on a party for friends, when the focus is on each other, life is good.

    No family is perfect, but any family can be a happy one by implementing gospel principles in their routines and relationships. Below are some of those principles.


    “Give highest priority to family prayer, family home evening, gospel study and instruction, and wholesome family activities. However worthy and appropriate other demands or activities may be, they must not be permitted to displace the divinely appointed duties that only parents and families can adequately perform.” —Gordon B. Hinckley, Thomas S. Monson, and James E. Faust

    Be Righteous

    “Let us be more determined to make [righteous] homes, to be kinder husbands, more thoughtful wives, more exemplary to our children, determined that in our homes we are going to have just a little taste of heaven here on this earth.” —David O. McKay

    Build Bonds

    “The home … is the workshop where human characters are built and the manner in which they are formed depends upon the relationship existing between parents and children. The home cannot be what it should be unless these relationships are of the proper character. Whether they are so or not depends, it is true, upon both parents and children, but much more upon parents. They must do their best.” —Joseph Fielding Smith

    Say “I Love You”

    “How long has it been since you took your children, whatever their size, in your arms and told them that you love them and are glad that they can be yours forever?” —Spencer W. Kimball

    What is your favorite quote about family? Share in the comments.

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