“Women who make a house a home make a far greater contribution to society than those who command large armies or stand at the head of impressive corporations. Who can put a price tag on the influence a mother has on her children, a grandmother on her posterity, or aunts and sisters on their extended family?
“We cannot begin to measure or calculate the influence of women who, in their own ways, build stable family life and nurture for everlasting good the generations of the future. The decisions made by the women of this generation will be eternal in their consequences. May I suggest that the mothers of today have no greater opportunity and no more serious challenge than to do all they can to strengthen the [home]”
Source: Gordon B. Hinckley, Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes , 152, as quoted by Elder L. Tom Perry in his October 2014 General Conference Address, “Finding Lasting Peace and Building Eternal Families.” L. Tom Perry is a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Gordon B. Hinckley (1910-2008) served as President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1995 until his death in 2008.
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