Paul H. Dunn

Presidency of the Seventy (October 1, 1976 – February 22, 1980)
First Quorum of the Seventy (October 1, 1976 – September 30, 1989)
First Council of the Seventy (April 6, 1964 – October 1, 1976)

General Conference Addresses

  • April 1965 General Conference
    • My Wife’s Husband
      • “I wish today, brethren, that my wife’s husband could remember every evening when he comes home that, no matter how tired he is or how hard he has worked, she has labored just as hard. And no matter how disappointed he may be with the things that have gone on during the day, she has an equal reason to be tired and discouraged with the load of her multitudinous and hectic responsibilities.”
      • “I wish my wife’s husband would also remember at all times the responsibility he has to direct the affairs of his family, to be the loving father and the companion for his daughters that he basically wants to be but sometimes forgets to be because of busy schedules.”
      • “Thou shalt love thy children with all thy heart and hesitate not to manifest interest in and affection for them. This is the first and great commandment.”
      • “Second, thou shalt not make unto thee any graven images of thy business, thy career, or thy sports, or any likeness of pleasure, occupation, or pursuit in the heavens above, in the earth beneath, or in the waters under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them so that thou forgettest to be a pal and a chum to thy children.”
      • “Third, thou shalt not take the name of “Dad” upon thee lightly, for Jehovah will not hold him guiltless who has little regard for the responsibility of fatherhood.”
      • “Fourth, remember thy children’s portion of thy time and keep it holy. Many days shalt thou labor and do all manner of work that thou mayest provide suitably for all their needs, but in that portion of thy day which belongeth to them, thou shalt not do any work, neither shalt thou bury thy nose in a book, betake thyself to the golf links, or busy thyself otherwise according to thine own pleasure.”
      • “Fifth, honor thy wife, for thy children loveth her dearly and cannot admire, respect, and love thee if thou display not loving kindness for her.”
      • “Sixth, thou shalt counsel and advise with thy children in all things and share with them the secrets of thy heart.”
      • “Seventh, thou shalt be firm in thy discipline lest thy children stray from the paths of righteousness for the lack of thy guiding hand. But thou shalt not even hold the reins of thine authority too tight nor fail to understand that thy children desireth and needeth more and more of that independence of action which becometh a man.”
      • “Eighth, thou shalt have trust and confidence in thy children and be patient and long-suffering with all their shortcomings.”
      • “Ninth, thou shalt walk uprightly before men and make thy ways clean in the sight of thy God, for thy children doth follow after thy example. Moreover, take heed that thy children hath more discernment than thou sometimes thinkest and art more influenced by what they see thou really art than by what thou pretendest to be.”
      • “And tenth, thou shalt not forget thou wert once a boy. Neither shalt thou be unmindful that times have changed very much since the days of thy youth.”

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