“The family will be presided over by the father, the priesthood bearer…And he will tie generations together as we go forward. . . . Can you think of a more glorious opportunity than being led by your own father in the eternities to come, and having the opportunity as a father in leading your children as they go forward?”
“Any priesthood bearer that doesn’t respect motherhood doesn’t honor his priesthood, and I think it should be taken away from him. The respect and honor we give our sweet companions is one of the great responsibilities we have as a priesthood bearer. Their role is very difficult and they need our support… They don’t hold the Priesthood. The Lord gave [women] the greatest assignment on earth. He entrusted unto women the opportunity of bringing forth His children to the earth.”
“A sweet woman who has a loyal Priesthood bearer as the head of the family should have the comforting assurance that he will take care of her first above anything else in his duty and responsibility,” [noting that the father is to be the provider and protector, taking care of the family unit].
Elder L. Tom Perry, interview on the Priesthood (part 3), October 28, 2010, currently featured on LDS.org.