The Proclamation to the World on the Family declares the following:
All human beings—male and female—are created in the image of God. Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents, and, as such, each has a divine nature and destiny. Gender is an essential characteristic of individual premortal, mortal, and eternal identity and purpose….
By divine design, fathers are to preside over their families in love and righteousness and are responsible to provide the necessities of life and protection for their families. Mothers are primarily responsible for the nurture of their children. In these sacred responsibilities, fathers and mothers are obligated to help one another as equal partners.
More on this topic can be found by reading the material in the links below.
2008 Worldwide Leadership Training Meeting
Sheri Dew: It is Not Good for Man or Woman to be Alone
M. Russell Ballard: Women of Righteousness
Boyd K. Packer: For Time and for All Eternity
A Parent’s Guide, Chapter 4
M. Russell Ballard: The Sacred Responsibility of Parenthood
Spencer W. Kimball: The Lord’s Plan for Men and Women
David A. Bednar: Marriage is Essential to His Eternal Plan