L. Tom Perry, an apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, counseled Brigham Young University graduates to strive for balance in their personal, professional and financial lives Thursday.
Perry spoke at the university's 2013 commencement, where more than 6,000 students were awarded degrees.
Perry, a retail executive who has belonged to the LDS Church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles since 1974, first addressed parents. While congratulating them on their children's success in obtaining their degrees, he warned parents that their grown children need advice now more than ever.
"Your counsel should be inspired and insightful, without judgment or equivocation and be based on the values you hold dear as a follower of the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ," he said.