Wednesday, January 18, 2012

What They Said Wednesday–Sister Elaine S. Dalton



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Talk: Elaine S Dalton - Young Women General President

  • Nothing describes a new father holding his child for the first time.
  • Listen up Husband and Fathers
  • The most important thing a Father can do for his Daughter is to love her Mother.
    • President McKay often quoted: ‘The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother’” [see Richard Evans’ Quote Book (1971), 11]
  • She will learn from your example what to expect from young men and what to seek for in an eternal companion.
    • Teach her not to settle.
  • Your example will teach your daughter to value womanhood and teach her she is a daughter of God.
  • And we live after the manner of Happiness
    • Found in the temple
      • Covenant keeping
      • Protect your home, don’t allow things to come in and affect the keeping of your covenants.
  • Teach your children the value of making and keeping covenants.
  • Young women worry about their fathers,
    • They want you to be there when they go to the temple
  • When she turns 12 take her to the temple
  • Your example speaks louder than our important words
  • As fathers, preside over your family with love and righteousness.
  • You are the guardian of your daughters, wives and family, and not just in the legal sense
  • Protect the intrusion of evil into the minds and spirits of your children.
  • A priesthood holder is vitreous: pure thoughts and clean actions.
  • Join us in leading the world to virtue
    • Practice by eliminating evil from your life
    • Scripture: Let virture garnish thy thoughts.
  • Your personal virtue will model for sons and daughters what true straight and moral courage are.
  • Show your wife and daughter what true love really is.
  • Be present in your daughters life.
  • Get to know her friends and when the time comes Boy Friends
  • Be an ACTIVE part in her life.
  • GO GET HER if she is late on a date
    • She will resist but she will learn to know your love for her.
  • Your personal purity will give you power.
  • You are not ordinary men. Because of your valiance in the pre-mortal life, your priesthood sets you apart and you are here on earth to do the same thing.
  • Always remember: “That the rights of the priesthood are inseparably connected with the powers of heaven, and that the powers of heaven cannot be controlled nor handled only upon the principles of righteousness.” D&C 121:36
  • The fathers honoring priesthood in the home will set the standard your daughter will want.
  • Fathers are your daughters hero!
  • Alma 19:16-29 This young woman, following the example of her father, helped convert a nation!
  • Love her mother!
  • Your testimony has a powerful testimony upon your daughters.
  • Look for your ways to spend TIME with your daughter.
  • If all men were be, and had be like unto Moroni. (Alma 48:17)
  • Be loyal to the royal within you.
  • Fathers have been entrusted with the royal daughters of our Heavenly Father.