I feel compelled to try to get you family members to take up a strong habit if you already have not done so. Let me quote a paragraph from the Teachings of Presidents of the Church, Spencer W. Kimball:
Elder Richard Scott tells the following story about a visit of Elder Kimball back when Elder Scott was a mission President: "At a missionary zone meeting on one occasion he [Elder Kimball] said 'Richard, you used a scripture from the Book of Mormon today that I had never thought of using in that way.' That was the careful preparation for a very significant lesson he wanted me to learn. He then added, 'And to think that I have read that book more that seventy-six times.' "
I did not know this about Elder Kimball until I taught this lesson in Priesthood Meeting last year. However, I remember Pres. Benson often speaking of the Book of Mormon when we lived in Carmichael, California. He thought everyone should read it every day.
I did read the scriptures most every day at that point in my life, and had done so for years, but not with much zeal. But I remember when Adam went on his mission, during our trip out to Utah from Indiana (that was a few years ago, I think it was 1993), I felt compelled by the spirit to begin reading the Book of Mormon every day. Since that time, I have missed may be three or four days without reading the Book of Mormon. I will not get to seventy-six times, but I have read it about one and a half times per year since 1993. It has blessed my life immensely! I am so fixed on it that I cannot go to bed at night no matter what time it is without reading it. I learn new things each reading. I have some wonderful discussions with Brother Linford, who is an institute director. I read the other scriptures, too, mostly as supplement to the Book of Mormon or when a subject comes up in classes or discussions.
I tell you all this because I feel compelled to pass on this habit to the rest of you. Several of you should make President Kimball's seventy-six times from where you are in life. I guarantee that you will find this to be one of the most important things in your life. I hope if you delay implementation that you get a ping of the Spirit reminding you to do it so often that you cannot ignore it. I did this for several years while working, so work and being busy is no excuse.
So get a book to read and carry with you if that is what you need to do. Get some marking pencils. Color the book up and make your own references. Over time you will have something more valuable than even the present indexes. It will be your book, you will own it, and it is sure hard to read such a book daily without practicing its principles, too.
Could a father have any greater desire that what I have expressed above?