Friendship

“The Lord has touched my spirit time and again, and more often than not, His touch has reached me through the hand of a friend.” (Kathleen H. Hughes, Relief Society General Presidency, “What Greater Goodness Can We Know: Christlike Friends,” General Conference, April 2005)

“We each must find and finish our own story, but how much sweeter the telling when encouragement is called out, when arriving at our destination is valued and celebrated, however long ago the journey commenced.” (Gayle M. Clegg, Primary General Presidency, “The Finished Story,” General Conference, April 2004)

Forgiveness

“Being willing to forgive ourselves and others becomes an integral part of our ability to have the love of the Lord in our lives and to do His work.” (Kathleen H. Hughes, Relief Society General Presidency, “That We May All Sit Down in Heaven Together,” General Conference, October 2005)

Patriarchal blessings

“One of the ways we can come to understand the divinely appointed mission the Lord has for us is through our patriarchal blessings. These are very specific and individual messages we can each receive by the power of the priesthood.” (Susan W. Tanner, Young Women General President, “Daughters of Heavenly Father,” General Conference, April 2007)

“You can learn more about your life and mission on earth and the light that is in you by preparing to receive and then studying your patriarchal blessing.” (Julie B. Beck, Young Women General Presidency, “You Have a Noble Birthright,” General Conference, April 2006)

“Sometimes people wait longer than is needed to receive their blessing, thinking that they need to qualify for it in some special way. If you can qualify to receive a recommend to do baptisms at the temple, then you should be able to qualify for a patriarchal blessing.” (Julie B. Beck, Young Women General Presidency, “You Have a Noble Birthright,” General Conference, April 2006)

Adolescence

“The teenage years are also a time of what I describe as ‘identity theft,’ meaning that worldly ideas, philosophies, and deceits confuse us, buffet us, and seek to rob us of the knowledge of our true identity.” (Susan W. Tanner, Young Women General President, “Daughters of Heavenly Father,” General Conference, April 2007)

“Teenagers are especially vulnerable because the power of Satan is real, and they are making their first big, independent choices. Consequently, they are also making their first big mistakes.” (Julie B. Beck, Relief Society General President, “Remembering, Repenting, and Changing,” General Conference, April 2007)

Converts

“As first-generation members, you are the ones who begin the cycle of teaching and strengthening the next generation.” (Vicki F. Matsumori, Primary General Presidency, “A Lesson from the Book of Mormon,” General Conference, April 2007)

Modesty

“How it must grieve the Lord to see virtue violated and modesty mocked on every side in this wicked world. The Lord has provided for His children great joy through intimate, loving relationships.” (Susan W. Tanner, Recently Released Young Women General President, “My Soul Delighteth in the Things of the Lord,” General Conference, April 2008)

“Virtue encompasses modesty—in thought, language, dress, and demeanor. And modesty is the foundation stone of chastity.” (Elaine S. Dalton, Young Women General Presidency, “Stay on the Path,” General Conference, April 2007)