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'Honour thy father and thy mother.' (Matthew 15:4)

'Honour thy father and thy mother.' (Matthew 15:4)

We shouldn’t wait for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day to express our love to our parents. We can show appreciation year-round by serving them and living the way they taught us to live.

When was the last time you actually talked to your parents?

Give them a call (don’t just send a text) and tell them how much you love them.

How well do you know your family’s history?

Learn about an ancestor, and share his or her story. FamilySearch can help you get started. (Visit

Need some meaningful advice about something you’re dealing with?

Ask your parents; you may be surprised by their wisdom.

Dallin H Oaks April 1991 “Honour Thy Father Thy Mother”

The Savior re-emphasized the importance of the fifth commandment during his ministry. He reminded the scribes and Pharisees that we are commanded to honor our father and our mother and that God had directed that whoever cursed father or mother should be put to death. (See  Leviticus. 20:9  Deuteronomy. 21:18–21  Matthew. 15:4  Mark 7:10 In this day, failing to honor our parents is not a capital crime in any country of which I am aware. However, the divine direction to honor our father and our mother has never been revoked.