Such was the message given Aug. 19 by Terrance D. Olson, professor in the BYU School of Family Life, as part of his BYU Campus Education Week series, "The Family and the Gospel: A Parent Seminar."
"I'm grateful to see some people here who are trying to make a difference in the world," he began. "I don't know what all of you are trying to do, but my suspicion is you're at least trying to make a difference in your own families, and that's the starting point."
Establishing or continuing a positive heritage is an important first step, he said. This is especially true for parents raised in broken homes who fear duplicating these situations in their own families.
"It only takes one person or one generation to make a difference," he said.