“Leaders Should Sit with Families,” Ensign, Jan. 1975, 80
Wherever possible families should sit together in Church meetings.
This counsel has been reemphasized in the Priesthood Bulletin for the third quarter of 1974:
“Priesthood officers are urged to give foremost attention to their families. They should sit with their families whenever possible in sacrament meetings and other Church meetings that families attend together, especially when small children are involved,” the Bulletin states.
As an example, the Bulletin suggested that a high councilor or quorum president attending sacrament meetings without an official assignment “may sit in the congregation with his family.”
Presiding officers and those attending on official assignments will, of course, be asked to sit on the stand.