education

Stress the importance of obtaining as much education as possible. (All Is Safely Gathered In: Family Finances)

All around us, families are currently struggling to make ends meet. Those with more education seem to have better job security in these hard economic times. It is important to stress the importance of getting as much education as possible to our children. The quotes below emphasize how important education is. Once again, our children learn more from what we do than what we say. Your example is huge here and it's never too late to go back to school.


It is the obligation of every woman of this Church to get all the education she can. It will enlarge her life and increase her opportunities." (President Hinckley, October 2006)

. . . Rise up and discipline yourself to take advantage of educational opportunities. (President Hinckley, General Conference, October 2006)

You need all the education you can get. Sacrifice a car; sacrifice anything that is needed to be sacrificed to qualify yourselves to do the work of the world. That world will in large measure pay you what it thinks you are worth, and your worth will increase as you gain education and proficiency in your chosen field. . . The Lord wants you to educate your minds and hands, whatever your chosen field. Whether it be repairing refrigerators, or the work of a skilled surgeon, you must train yourselves. Seek for the best schooling available. Become a workman of integrity in the world that lies ahead of you. I repeat, you will bring honor to the Church and you will be generously blessed because of that training. There can be no doubt, none whatever, that education pays. Do not short-circuit your lives. If you do so, you will pay for it over and over and over again. (President Hinckley, Ensign, January 2001)

"Complete as much formal, full-time education as possible, including trade schools and apprentice programs. This is money well invested. Based on potential lifetime earnings, the hours spent in furthering your education will be very valuable indeed. Use night school and correspondence classes to further prepare. Acquire some special skill or ability that could be used to avoid prolonged unemployment. The ability to do basic home and auto repairs can frequently be helpful, as well as a source of family savings. Periods of unexpected unemployment can happen to anyone. We should not allow ourselves, when we are out of work, to sit back and wait for “our type of job” if other honorable interim employment becomes available." (Elder Ashton, One For The Money)
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