Responsibilities of Fathers

DeseretBook.com – Mormon Life: Responsibilities of Fathers

“Responsibilities of Fathers,” Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson, 503-510

The sacred title of “father” is shared with the Almighty. In the Church men are called and released. Did you ever hear of a mortal father being released? (CR April 1981, Ensign 11 [May 1981]: 36.)

Each father in the Church is establishing, or should be establishing, his patriarchal order-an order that will extend into the eternities. (Priesthood [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1981], p. 138.)

Only through sin can a father be relieved of his obligations to that family, and that is a terrifying thing to contemplate. (Regional Representatives Seminar, Salt Lake City, Utah, 4 October 1973.)

Our pattern, or model, for fatherhood is our Heavenly Father. How does He work with His children? Well, in order to know that, of course, this head of the family will need to know something about the gospel, the great plan of the Lord. (Regional Representatives Seminar, Salt Lake City, Utah, 28 June 1974.)

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