Family Ties: A Message for Fathers

by L. Tom Perry


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_"There is something we can change today to make the world a better place in which to live," writes Elder L. Tom Perry of the Council of the Twelve Apostles. Speaking to the men of the Church, he states, _"Enjoy the inspiration of God, our Eternal Father, to lead, guide, and direct your families in righteousness. You stand at the head of the only organization I know of that can be eternal. Should not that charge and responsibility receive top priority in your life?" Thus, in clear and compelling terms and in his inimitable, forthright style, Elder Perry addresses the men of the Church on their many responsibilities as husbands, fathers, Church leaders, and priesthood bearers.

This touching, thought-provoking book offers encouragement and inspired counsel on being a righteous husband and father and providing peace, security, love, and spiritual guidance to families. Elder Perry also reminds us that all members may use the strength of the priesthood to deal with the stresses of life and seek to become true disciples of Christ. He states: "We can't predict all the struggles and storms in life . . . but as persons of faith and hope, we know beyond the shadow of a doubt that the gospel of Jesus Christ is true and the best is yet to come."

In Family Ties, Elder L. Tom Perry presents wise, timely counsel to all those who strive to lead and guide their families in righteousness.

  1. Husbands and Fathers - Your Roles and Responsibilities
  2. Called of God
  3. The Importance of the Family
  4. Let Him Do It with Simplicity
  5. Discipleship
  6. Notes

About the Author

L. Tom Perry

L. Tom Perry, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was called to his present Church position April 6, 1974.

He was born August 5, 1922, in Logan, Utah, to Leslie Thomas and Nora Sonne Perry. He received his B.S. degree in finance from Utah State University in 1949. His professional career was spent in the retail business where he served as vice president and treasurer in companies located in Idaho, California, New York, and Massachusetts.

On July 18, 1947, he married Virginia Lee of Hyde Park, Utah, in the Logan Temple. She died December 14, 1974. They are the parents of two daughters and a son. He married Barbara Taylor Dayton on April 28, 1976, in the Salt Lake Temple.

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Inspiration for Fathers
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I feel like it's really easy to find helps and material for mothers but not so much for fathers. This little book is so full of great council for fathers, as well as comfort and encouragement that I'm sure at times they need just as much as mothers do.

Perfect for Every Dad
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This book has so much wonderful information in it! I am so glad they have put all of this information together. It truly inspires you to be a better husband and father, and gives you ways to do so! A must read for every father!

Recycled conference talks
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I love to listen to Elder Perry. He is great. I love him speak. He has great insight into the gospel and a fun sense of humor. This book, though is really just a collection of his conference talks lifted almost verbatim from the Conference Report without any new thought or material. I recognized most of them right off. They are some of his best and most memorable, but just go to and do an author search to find the same. Save your money here maybe and look for another book.

Great Book for Dads!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

The book is quick read with lots of great counsel on being a better husband and father. Very inspiring and an excellent reminder of the many blessings of being a father.

Informative, Inspiring and Inspirational
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I find this book to be highly informative, well written and recommend it as a must read book for all fathers in Israel. In today's busy world where we are distracted on so many levels, the gentle reminders that may be found in this book are a light and compass to help father's to focus on what really is their most important responsibilities.
a great father's Day Present.

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