...save for the exception of the very few who defect to perdition, there is no habit, no addiction, no rebellion, no transgression, no apostasy, no crime exempted from the purpose of complete forgiveness. That is the promise of the atonement of Christ. How all can be repaired, we do not know. It may not be accomplished in this life. We know from visions and visitations that the servants of the Lord continue the work of redemption beyond the veil. This knowledge should be as comforting to the innocent as it is to the guilty. I am thinking of parents who suffer unbearably for wayward children and are losing hope.
Boyd K. Packer, Conference Report, October 1995