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What General Authorities Say About Fatherhood


Dallin H. Oaks

Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

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Oaks family photo. Photo from LDS.org.

A recollection of his father, from "Powerful Ideas":

We all have our own examples of the power of love. More than twenty-five years ago I recorded some memories I had of my father, who died before I was eight years old. What I wrote then illustrates the power of love in the life of a boy:

“The strongest impression I have of my relationship with my father I cannot document with any event or any words I can recall. It is a feeling. Based on words and actions long since lost to mind, this feeling persists with all the clarity of perfect faith. He loved me and he was proud of me. … That is the kind of memory a boy can treasure, and also a man” 


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