Thursday, April 19, 2012

Motherhood

Elder K Brett Nattress, No Greater Joy Than to Know That They Know, October 2016 General Conference
I firmly believe that all sisters—I will call them ‘angels’—are mothers in Zion, whether or not they are married or bear children during this earthly experience.”

, "What Shall We Do", April 2016 General Conference
Mothers literally make room in their bodies to nurture an unborn baby—and hopefully a place in their hearts as they raise them—but nurturing is not limited to bearing children. Eve was called a ‘mother’ before she had children.4 I believe that ‘to mother’ means ‘to give life.’ Think of the many ways you give life. It could mean giving emotional life to the hopeless or spiritual life to the doubter. With the help of the Holy Ghost, we can create an emotionally healing place for the discriminated against, the rejected, and the stranger. In these tender yet powerful ways, we build the kingdom of God. Sisters, all of us came to earth with these life-giving, nurturing, maternal gifts because that is God’s plan.

Carole M. Stephens, The Family Is of God, April 2015 General Conference
"Sister Yazzie doesn’t limit her love and influence to her biological family. She understands what it means to expand her sphere of influence as she goes about doing good, blessing, nurturing, and defending the family of God."

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"Sisters, we belong. We are loved. We are needed. We have a divine purpose, work, place, and role in the Church and kingdom of God and in His eternal family. "

M. RUSSELL BALLARD, “Mothers and Daughters”, April 2010 General Conference
"If the mothers are thrifty, so are their daughters. If the mothers are modest, so are the girls. If the mothers wear flip-flops and other casual clothing to sacrament meeting, so do their daughters."


Elder M Russell Ballard, That the Lost May Be Found, General Conference April 2012

"And to you young women, I would add that you must also not lose sight of this responsibility. No career can bring you as much fulfillment as rearing a family. And when you are my age, you will realize this even more."

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