“The ultimate end of all activity in the Church is to see a husband and hiswife and their children happy at home, protected by the principles andlaws of the gospel, sealed safely in the covenants of the everlasting priesthood. Husbands and wives should understand that their first calling--from which they will never be released--is to one another and then to their children.
One of the great discoveries of parenthood is that we learn far more about what really matters from our children than we ever did from our parents.
Too often someone comes to me and says, "President Packer, wouldn't it be nice if ... ?"
I usually stop them and say no, because I suspect that what follows will bea new activity or program that is going to add a burden of time and financial means on the family.
Family time is sacred time and should be protected and respected.”
- Boyd K. Packer, “And a Little Child Shall Lead Them,” April 2012 General Conference.