Elder D. Todd Christofferson issues a call for boys to step up

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  • windsor City, Ut
    Oct. 10, 2012 2:22 p.m.

    Last Conference Elder Bednar said: I often would ask the married sisters how I could best serve them and their families. The consistency of the answers I received from those faithful women was both instructive and alarming. The sisters rarely complained or criticized, but they often responded as follows: “Please help my husband understand his responsibility as a priesthood leader in our home. I am happy to take the lead in scripture study, family prayer, and family home evening, and I will continue to do so. But I wish my husband would be an equal partner and provide the strong priesthood leadership only he can give. Please help my husband learn how to become a patriarch and a priesthood leader in our home who presides and protects.”

    I reflect often on the sincerity of those sisters and their request. Priesthood leaders hear similar concerns today. Many wives are pleading for husbands who have not only priesthood authority but also priesthood power. They yearn to be equally yoked with a faithful husband and priesthood companion in the work of creating a Christ-centered and gospel-focused home.

  • windsor City, Ut
    Oct. 10, 2012 2:21 p.m.

    Elder Christofferson said "The Church and the world and women are crying for men — men who are developing their capacity and talents, men who are willing to work and make sacrifices, men who will help others achieve happiness and salvation,"

    Many women who are already married in the temple to returned missionaries would add: "This mean you Dear."

    What is it about men who think that they have already lived their most active, and committed, and valiant years while on their missions?? It is an epidemic where we are.