And again, verily I say unto you, that every man who is obliged to provide for his own family, let him provide, and he shall in nowise lose his crown; and let him labor in the church. - D&C 75:28
"Yes, these times require great things from fathers, and so does the Lord," said President Ezra Taft Benson during the May 1981 general conference. "Three requirements are: create a home where love and the Spirit of the Lord may abide; bring up children in light and truth; and set your homes in order.
"The sacred title of `father' is shared with the Almighty. In the Church men are called and released. Did you ever hear of a mortal father being released? . . .
"Fatherhood is not a matter of station or wealth; it is a matter of desire, diligence, and determination to see one's family exalted in the celestial kingdom. If that prize is lost, nothing else really matters."