Why are fathers so important?

“Why are fathers so important?” Friend, June 2017

Answers from an Apostle

Why are fathers so important?

Adapted from “Fathers,” Ensign, May 2016, 93–97.

Friend Magazine, 2017/6 Jun

Heavenly Father is our Father. He loves us perfectly, and He works to help us be happy and return to Him.

He planned for fathers to love, protect, and take care of their families. Fathers and mothers are equal partners.

Fathers’ most important work is to teach their children and help them love Heavenly Father.

If you don’t have a father living with you, you are not any less important or valued. Heavenly Father can help us become righteous fathers or mothers someday.