Women

“Women wear many hats, but it is impossible, and unnecessary, to wear them all at once. The Spirit helps us determine which work to focus on today.” (Joy D. Jones, Primary General President, “An Especially Noble Calling,” General Conference, April 2020)

“I believe with all of my heart that we sisters do have the innate strength and faith that will allow us to meet the challenges of living in the last days.” (Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women General President, “Rise Up In Strength, Sisters in Zion,” General Conference, October 2016)

“I believe that the moment we learn to unleash the full influence of converted, covenant-keeping women, the kingdom of God will change overnight.” (Sheri Dew, quoted in Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women General President, “Rise Up In Strength, Sisters in Zion,” General Conference, October 2016)

“Young women of the Church need to see themselves as essential participants in the priesthood-directed work of salvation and not just as onlookers and supporters.” (Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women General President, “Rise Up In Strength, Sisters in Zion,” General Conference, October 2016)

“I testify that the Lord has blessed us, as women who live in these perilous times, with all of the power, gifts, and strength that are needed in order to prepare the world for the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. I pray that we may all see our true potential and rise up to become the women of faith and courage our Father in Heaven needs us to be.” (Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women General President, “Rise Up in Strength, Sisters in Zion,” General Conference, October 2016)

“The Lord’s Church needs Spirit-directed women who use their unique gifts to nurture, to speak up, and to defend gospel truth.” (Neill F. Marriott, Young Women General Presidency, “What Shall We Do?” General Conference, April 2016)

“Our high responsibility is to become women who follow the Savior, nurture with inspiration, and live truth fearlessly.” (Neill F. Marriott, Young Women General Presidency, “What Shall We Do?” General Conference, April 2016)

“As sisters we make up more than half of the Lord’s storehouse to help Heavenly Father’s children. His storehouse is not composed just of goods but also of time, talents, skills, and our divine nature.” (Linda K. Burton, Relief Society General President, “I Was a Stranger,” General Conference, April 2016)

“We want to make sure that our daughters know that they have the potential to achieve and be whatever they can imagine. We hope they will love learning, be educated, talented, and maybe even become the next Marie Curie or Eliza R. Snow.” (Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women General President, “Defenders of the Family Proclamation,” General Conference, April 2015)

“We too as daughters of God have been placed all around the world, like temples, and we each have our own unique look and outward design, like temples. We also have a spiritual light within us, like temples. This spiritual light is a reflection of the Savior’s light. Others will be attracted to this brightness.” (Neill F. Marriott, Young Women General Presidency, “Sharing Your Light,” General Conference, October 2014)

“We have our own roles on the earth–from daughter, mother, leader, and teacher to sister, wage earner, wife, and more. Each is influential. Each role will have moral power as we reflect gospel truths and temple covenants in our lives.” (Neill F. Marriott, Young Women General Presidency, “Sharing Your Light,” General Conference, October 2014)

“To be sisters implies that there is an unbreakable bond between us. Sisters take care of each other, watch out for each other, comfort each other, and are there for each other through thick and thin.” (Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women General President, “Sisterhood: Oh, How We Need Each Other,” General Conference, April 2014)

“The fact of the matter is, we really and truly need each other. Women naturally seek friendship, support, and companionship. We have so much to learn from one another, and we often let self-imposed barriers keep us from enjoying associations which could be among the greatest blessings in our lives.” (Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women General President, “Sisterhood: Oh, How We Need Each Other,” General Conference, April 2014)

“Oh, how we need each other. Those of us who are old need you who are young. And, hopefully, you who are young need some of us who are old. It is a sociological fact that women need women. We need deep and satisfying and loyal friendships with each other.” (Marjorie P. Hinckley, quoted in Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women General President, “Sisterhood: Oh, How We Need Each Other,” General Conference, April 2014)

“The errand of angels is given to women.” (Emily H. Woodmansee, “As Sisters in Zion,” Hymns #309)

“Our daily contributions of nurturing, teaching, and caring for others may seem mundane, diminished, difficult, and demeaning at times, and yet as we remember that first line in the Young Women theme–‘We are daughters of our Heavenly Father, who loves us’–it will make all the difference in our relationships and our responses.” (Elaine S. Dalton, recently released Young Women General President, “We Are Daughters of Our Heavenly Father,” General Conference, April 2013)

“One virtuous young woman, led by the Spirit, can change the world!” (Elaine S. Dalton, Young Women General President, “Be Not Moved!,” General Conference, April 2013)

“Heavenly Father loves all of His daughters.” (Linda K. Burton, Relief Society General President, “Is Faith in the Atonement of Jesus Christ Written in Our Hearts?” General Conference, October 2012)

“Since the beginning of the Restoration, prophets have shared their vision of strong, faithful, purposeful women who understand their eternal value and purpose.” (Julie B. Beck, former Relief Society General President, “The Vision of Prophets regarding Relief Society: Faith, Family, Relief,” General Conference, April 2012)

“There is no more influential group standing for truth and righteousness in all the world than the young women and the women of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.” (Elaine S. Dalton, Young Women General President, “Now Is the Time to Arise and Shine!” General Conference, April 2012)

“From the day the gospel began to be restored in this dispensation, the Lord has needed faithful women to participate as His disciples.” (Julie B. Beck, Relief Society General President, “What I Hope My Granddaughters (and Grandsons) Will Understand about Relief Society,” General Conference, October 2011)

“The kind of work the sisters of this Church are asked to do in our day has never been too modest in scope or inconsequential to the Lord. Through their faithfulness, they can feel His approval and be blessed with the companionship of His Spirit.” (Julie B. Beck, Relief Society General President, “What I Hope My Granddaughters (and Grandsons) Will Understand about Relief Society,” General Conference, October 2011)

“From the beginning of the restored Church, the sisters have been there first, last, and always in responding to the happenings of everyday life.” (Julie B. Beck, Relief Society General President, “‘Daughters in My Kingdom’: The History and Work of Relief Society,” General Conference, October 2010)

“History shows that since the beginning of the Restoration, sisters have been at the forefront in sharing the gospel, and they continue this effort as they serve missions, prepare young men and women to serve missions, and invite their friends, neighbors, and family members to share in the blessings of the gospel.” (Julie B. Beck, Relief Society General President, “‘Daughters in My Kingdom’: The History and Work of Relief Society,” General Conference, October 2010)

“Each of us has a vital and essential role as a daughter of God. He has bestowed upon His daughters divine attributes for the purpose of forwarding His work. God has entrusted women with the sacred work of bearing and rearing children. No other work is more important. It is a holy calling. The noblest office for a woman is the sacred work of building eternal families, ideally in partnership with her husband.” (Silvia H. Allred, Relief Society General Presidency, “Steadfast and Immovable,” General Conference, October 2010)

“When women nurture as Christ nurtured, a power and peace can descend to guide when help is needed.” (Julie B. Beck, Relief Society General President, “And upon the Handmaids in Those Days Will I Pour Out My Spirit,” General Conference, April 2010)

“Just as the Savior invited Mary and Martha of New Testament times to participate in His work, women of this dispensation have an official commission to participate in the Lord’s work.” (Julie B. Beck, Relief Society General President, “Fulfilling the Purpose of Relief Society,” General Conference, October 2008)

“Now more than ever, we need women to step up and be strong. We need women who declare the truth with strength, faith, and boldness. We need women to set an example of righteousness.” (Barbara Thompson, Relief Society General Presidency, “Now Let Us Rejoice,” General Conference, October 2008)

“Latter-day Saint women must be strong and immovable in family. They can and should do families better than anyone else.” (Julie B. Beck, Relief Society General President, “What Latter-day Saint Women Do Best: Stand Strong and Immovable,” General Conference, October 2007)

“As a disciple of Jesus Christ, every woman in this Church is given the responsibility for upholding, nurturing, and protecting families.” (Julie B. Beck, Relief Society General President, “What Latter-day Saint Women Do Best: Stand Strong and Immovable,” General Conference, October 2007)

“Knowing and defending the truth about families is the privilege of every sister in this Church.” (Julie B. Beck, Relief Society General President, “What Latter-day Saint Women Do Best: Stand Strong and Immovable,” General Conference, October 2007)

“As women we are pretty hard on ourselves! Believe me when I say each of us is much better than we think. We need to recognize and celebrate what we’re doing right. Much of what we do seems small and insignificant—just a part of daily living. When we are called ‘to give an account to Jehovah,’ as the Prophet Joseph counseled, I know that we will have much to share.” (Bonnie D. Parkin, Relief Society General President, “Sweet Moments,” General Conference, October 2005)

“Righteous women have changed the course of history and will continue to do so, and their influence will spread and grow exponentially throughout the eternities.” (Julie B. Beck, Young Women General Presidency, “A ‘Mother Heart,’” General Conference, April 2004)

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