Fathers

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May 25, 2021 12:00 PM MDT
Choosing the perfect gift for Dad can be tough. Whether you are looking for something useful, practical, or sentimental, we've tailored a list of all of our favorites that are sure to put a smile on his face.
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June 15, 2020 12:00 PM MDT
This story originally ran on LDS Living in June 2014.
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October 17, 2019 02:22 PM MDT
My father suffered all his life from low self-esteem and feelings of worthlessness. He was raised by an alcoholic father who often told him how worthless he thought he was. Thankfully, my father never became an alcoholic himself, but he never told me and my siblings that he was proud of us or praised us for things we had done well. Growing up, I tried to please him, but I always felt I couldn’t quite make the mark. This caused us to have a strained relationship.
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June 15, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
We’ve all been there. You’re at a Little League game with your neighbors, your kids have friends over at your house, or you’re sitting unsuspectingly in Sunday School.
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By  LDS Living
June 14, 2019 07:48 PM MDT
Bryce Jurgys's father always encouraged those around him to reach beyond what they thought they were capable of.
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June 14, 2019 01:28 PM MDT
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By  LDS Living
June 12, 2019 09:35 AM MDT
President Nelson's family. Photo from Insights From a Prophet's Life: Russell M. Nelson. Adapted from Insights From a Prophet's Life: Russell M. Nelson.
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June 11, 2019 12:59 PM MDT
The following was written by Robison Wells for the June 2019 Ensign.
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February 25, 2019 04:28 PM MST
Thanks to Meridian Magazine for making us aware of this video.
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December 11, 2018 01:17 PM MST
As my father’s colon cancer was killing him during the 1994 Christmas season, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles unexpectedly visited my parents’ home in Bountiful, Utah, and gave him a blessing before he died.
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November 26, 2018 01:29 PM MST
While attending the Church of England’s signature Christmas service, Elder Holland shared a message about the hope and comfort Christ's birth brought him after his father passed away on Christmas.
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July 28, 2018 12:47 PM MDT
You are my three little girls, but I know you won’t stay that way for long. I don’t fully realize it yet but somehow I know these are the days I'm going to miss the most.
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July 07, 2018 02:00 PM MDT
I have been listening to the words of modern prophets all my life. I read the scriptures, attend my meetings, and try to live the gospel to the best of my ability. I have a testimony of the Savior and His plan for us. I have had trials and understand the purpose of mortality in the plan of salvation. I know the Lord answers prayers and loves me. When we sacrifice and obey the commandments, blessings come.
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June 30, 2018 01:00 PM MDT
Tithing, fast offering, supporting an active family, stockpiling a year’s supply of food, paying for braces: How do I make ends meet? As a young husband living on a teacher's salary and with so many other financial tugs pulling on our bank account, I often wondered how I'd ever be able to help my children finance their missions, if they chose to serve in that capacity.
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June 21, 2018 07:00 PM MDT
I was at work on a Sunday when I got a text from Mel, “I’ve officially lost it today.”
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June 18, 2018 01:25 PM MDT
“Thanks to the gospel of Jesus Christ, I know I will see my father again. Families are forever,” President Oaks testified.
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June 16, 2018 09:39 AM MDT
We’ve all seen them—the sitcoms and movies, even television commercials that portray fathers as inept creatures bumbling through family life. In a culture where dads are often portrayed as the dunces of the family, researchers are only beginning to scratch the surface of just how important their role in the family truly is.
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By  Yvonne Liu
June 15, 2018 10:00 PM MDT
At a fast and testimony meeting, a father leads the way to the pulpit with a cane in his hand. His three sons follow, their hands on each other’s shoulders and canes in hand, too. They each stand and bear a heartfelt testimony of the divinity of the Savior and the promise of eternal families. But, just eight years ago, these four men were not members of the same family.
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By  LDS Living
June 14, 2018 04:09 PM MDT
In celebration of Father's Day, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir created a touching tribute set to R. Ross Boothe's "Father." Check out this heartfelt video:
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June 13, 2018 03:32 PM MDT
If you thought you worried a lot before you became a dad—just wait. I never knew what true worry was until I became a dad. Sure, I had various situations that made me fearful and apprehensive in my life, but from the minute I had those little souls placed under my stewardship, my worries compounded exponentially. But, so did my joy and sense of purpose.
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By  LDS Living
June 12, 2018 01:15 PM MDT
The Rexburg Children's Choir recently released their first music video, "My Heavenly Father Loves Me," to remind people of the beautiful creations that surround us and the love of our Father in Heaven. Watch the beautiful video below, a perfect message to help us remember our Heavenly Father as we celebrate all the father's in our lives this weekend.
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June 02, 2018 02:08 PM MDT
One of my clearest childhood memories is of going with my father to inspect a home he had leased to a family. I think I was around 9 or 10 years old. My parents had purchased the home to bring in a little extra money for their family of nine. The renters had moved out after living there for several years, and Dad and I were going to get the place ready for new renters. My dad was good at home repairs and maintenance, so he spent a lot of time taking care of the property. He sometimes brought me along to help.
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March 29, 2018 01:57 PM MDT
Mormon dad Travis Hancock was recently featured on CNBC for quitting his job at an ad agency to sell $1 million worth of his own original board games. Here's how he did it:
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February 19, 2018 01:00 PM MST
To serve and to intentionally reach out to help each other is a great blessing. When you can become a mentor for another because of personal experience you have gained, do it. Age does not matter; experience does. It is very feasible for an experienced youth to be a mentor to someone very much his or her senior.
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September 08, 2017 12:35 AM MDT
Our prayers go out to the Abplanalp family at this time.
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By  LDS Living
August 23, 2017 08:32 PM MDT
From now on, if you commit to lip-syncing "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" in the car, you better commit like LDS author Jason F. Wright and his daughter.
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August 02, 2017 09:00 AM MDT
Teaching families the skills necessary for a successful home life requires patience and know-how. As a professional organizer who specializes in helping families function better, I have firsthand experience with this fact.
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August 01, 2017 06:23 PM MDT
After his father passed away on a humanitarian trip, Ethan Carter felt strongly that he would serve his mission in the same country where his father passed away while serving others.
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June 22, 2017 02:32 PM MDT
The day after Amy Clawson's 33rd birthday, she and her newborn daughter passed away on May 21. It was less than a month before Father's Day, leaving LDS dad Alex Clawson to raise his three little children on his own.
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By  LDS Living
June 21, 2017 03:17 PM MDT
Those were just a few of the powerful quotes from LDS prophets and apostles shared by The Huffington Post in a Father's Day article that then shared this powerful video created by the Church:
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June 20, 2017 07:14 PM MDT
A BYU professor's research is quickly showing just how much mental illness can affect parenting among fathers and the effects that can have on their children.
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By  LDS Living
June 19, 2017 02:26 PM MDT
Father's Day is a special time to remember and celebrate the good influence fathers and father figures can bring into our lives.
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By  LDS Living
June 16, 2017 04:44 PM MDT
Timothy Ballard didn't want to work in human trafficking. As a CIA agent, he'd been trained to fight terrorism. But then his boss requested that he help form a child crimes unit. Tim refused. “I told him no,” he recalls. “It’s the one thing I wouldn’t do. It’s the worst possible thing anyone can see. Who knows how that would affect you?”
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June 16, 2017 02:12 PM MDT
Here are a few interesting truths about dads that you won't ever see on TV.
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June 14, 2017 02:50 PM MDT
"It's not always easy to put your kids before yourself, but when you do it right (meaning with love), you experience a joy and an unparalleled happiness in meeting their needs and their wants that you wouldn't trade for anything," LDS dad Vance Taylor said.
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By  LDS Living
June 13, 2017 07:43 PM MDT
Jonathan Cavender's father was a race car driver, but he decided to stop racing after his children were born due to the dangerous nature of races. Although he stopped racing professionally, his love for racing never diminished. Jonathan's father shared this love with his children by helping them prepare cars for pinewood derby races. However, Jonathan and his brother always knew that family was their father's highest priority.
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By  LDS Living
June 13, 2017 06:46 PM MDT
The LDS tenor trio GENTRI just released their incredibly powerful music video "Don't Let Go."
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June 12, 2017 09:26 AM MDT
In a time when the world continually strives to downplay the role of fathers, it is especially important to be reminded of their eternal identity and purpose. Here six ways Elder Christofferson reminds us of the role and value of fathers in his book, The Good That Men Can Do:
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June 10, 2017 09:00 AM MDT
The following is an excerpt from No Other Success: The Parenting Practices of David O. McKay by Mark D. Ogletree.
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By  LDS Living
June 09, 2017 06:41 PM MDT
Jimmer Fredette recently posted an adorable picture of him with his baby girl, Wesley, on social media, calling it "probably the greatest photo that I've ever been a part of."
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June 06, 2017 06:58 PM MDT
Shortly after my mother committed suicide by setting our home on fire, my father, younger brothers, and I temporarily moved with my aunt and her family.
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June 06, 2017 09:26 AM MDT
Full disclosure: I’m not married. Yet. But as an engaged person, I’ve spent a lot more time lately thinking about what marriage means and the role of this new person that I will call husband and, one day, the father of my children. I’ve been learning a lot, too, from listening to the way women around me speak about their husbands, fiancés, boyfriends, and the men in their lives. What I’ve heard has been a little surprising.
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May 08, 2017 06:16 PM MDT
The following was republished from BYU News.
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By  LDS Living
April 29, 2017 01:08 PM MDT
It's easy to tease our dads or make them the butt end of a joke. After all, that's what we see the media doing on a daily basis. But recently, Al Fox Carraway noted on Facebook how this tendency completely misses the point of fatherhood:
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April 17, 2017 03:01 PM MDT
Few things are as mortifying as having an accident at school, as Ben Sowards's 6-year-old daughter had the misfortune of finding out.
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January 27, 2017 12:18 PM MST
The New York Times apologized this week for an article they published Sunday about how men performed in the home when the women in their lives went to participate in the women’s march.
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November 07, 2016 09:00 PM MST
These days, it seems that everyone loves recreating photos. Whether you’re recreating a picture from your childhood with your grown siblings or a hilarious pose from your favorite picture, it’s fun to compare time passing and the stories behind each photo.
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By  LDS Living
September 17, 2016 09:31 AM MDT
With four children under the age of five, Bart's life was already exhausting when he joined a service group organized by his ward.
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September 12, 2016 01:02 PM MDT
The following is an excerpt from Voices of Hope: Latter-day Saint Perspectives on Same-Gender Attraction, taken from the chapter “Perspectives for Parents.” Click here to learn more.
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August 10, 2016 03:02 PM MDT
The miracle of birth does many things to strengthen a family. It changes a mother and a father and prepares them both to enter parenthood with the strength and support of loving Heavenly Parents. Though we typically think of women when we discuss childbirth, I want to share with you three ways childbirth can prepare a husband to step into his new role as a father.
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June 20, 2016 06:59 PM MDT
For Father's Day, instead of just getting presents from his family, Alex Boye decided to create a special gift for the people who matter the most in his life—his wife and children. Check out this adorable and surprisingly funny cover of Lukas Graham's "7 Years."
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June 20, 2016 04:59 PM MDT
It seems that millennial dads are more likely than singles to be happy with their careers, with their workplaces, and with their life overall.
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June 17, 2016 10:42 PM MDT
A father can play a vital role in the life of his child. And though they might not achieve all of their biggest goals, the way that they choose to handle their failures and move forward influences how their children face similar situations later in life.
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June 17, 2016 07:30 PM MDT
The Church recently uploaded to their Facebook page this adorable video of little kids sharing why they love their dads. In just 60 seconds, it sums up so much of what dads mean to us in our lives.
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June 17, 2016 02:59 PM MDT
Right now, the world is obsessed with demoralizing men. Commercials turn them into a great big joke, someone that's silly and blundering and useless. But one video is showing just how wrong those stereotypes are. BuzzFeed recently pitted a group of dads from around the world against the internet to see which one was most hopeful to children. Check out the results:
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June 17, 2016 01:30 PM MDT
Though GENTRI is comprised of three tenors whose careers are taking off as they continue to top Billboard charts, these men see their most important roles in life as husbands and fathers.
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June 16, 2016 05:30 PM MDT
Fathers hold a valuable place in homes around the world. Especially in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the role of father is held in high, sacred regard.
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June 13, 2016 09:22 AM MDT
For more information on this topic read "Fathers and Sons: A Remarkable Relationship," by M. Russell Ballard, Ensign, Nov 2009, 47-50.
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June 08, 2016 02:21 PM MDT
Father's Day just like Mother's Day can be hard for many people. There are those who are reminded of loss, of challenges, of fears, and of failures. But here's one reason we can always celebrate this holiday.
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June 08, 2016 12:49 PM MDT
We’ve all got a lot to thank our dads for: for bringing home the bacon, for imparting their priceless wisdom, for telling terrible jokes. Whatever your dad has done for you, these hilarious Father’s Day gifts will bring the smile to his face that he deserves.
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