Elder Jeffrey Holland issues a plea to maintain your faith in the LDS church and uses the wedge of a mother’s love to help manipulate one in cementing their obedience…
“‘Jeff,’ he said, ‘however painful it is going to be for me to stand before God, I cannot bear the thought of standing before my mother. The gospel and her children meant everything to her. I know I have broken her heart, and that is breaking mine.’
“Now, I am absolutely certain that upon his passing, his mother received my friend with open, loving arms; that is what parents do. But the cautionary portion of this story is that children can break their mothers’ heart.”
Jeffrey Holland, Behold Thy Mother (Salt Lake City, UT: Ensign Magazine, November 2015 – Address delivered 3 October 2015).