“Self-reliance is the ability, commitment, and effort to provide the spiritual and temporal necessities of life for self and family. As members become self-reliant, they are also better able to serve and care for others.”

“It is my purpose to provide for my saints” (D&C 104:15) The Lord promises in the scriptures that if we will strive to provide for the family spiritually and physically, he will support our needs through self-reliance. President Thomas S. Monson has counseled, “[Self-reliance] is an essential element in our spiritual as well as our temporal well-being.” (“Guiding Principles of Personal and Family Welfare,Ensign, Sept. 1986, 3) 

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