Other Quotes About Young Women

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“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. You hold callings and are set apart by those holding priesthood keys to function as leaders with power and authority in this work. As you magnify your callings in class presidencies and prepare spiritually, counsel together, reach out to minister to your class members, and teach one another the gospel, you are taking your place in this work and both you and your peers will be blessed.
 
Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women General President
Rise Up in Strength, Sisters in Zion,” October 2016 General Conference

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“Speaking at a BYU devotional, Sister Sondra D. Heaston asked: ‘What if we could really see into each other’s hearts? Would we understand each other better? By feeling what others feel, seeing what others see, and hearing what others hear, would we make, and take, the time to serve others, and would we treat them differently? Would we treat them with more patience, more kindness, and more tolerance?’

“Sister Heaston shared an experience from when she served at a Young Women camp. She said:

“ ‘One of our … devotional speakers … taught us about ‘becoming.’ One of her statements … was, ‘Be someone who reaches out to know and serve others—throw away the mirrors and look through the window.’

“ ‘To demonstrate this, she called up one of the young women and asked that young woman to stand facing her. [She] then pulled out a mirror and put it between the young woman and herself so that she, [the speaker], was looking into the mirror while she tried to talk with the young woman. Not surprisingly, it didn’t even begin to be an effective or heartfelt conversation. This was a powerful object lesson that illustrated how difficult it is to communicate with and serve others if we are too worried about ourselves and see only ourselves and our needs. [She] then put away the mirror, pulled out a window frame, and put it between her face and the young woman’s face. … We were able to see that the young woman had become [her] focal point and that true service requires that we focus on the needs and emotions of others. Ofttimes we are so worried about ourselves and our own busy lives—as we look in mirrors while trying to look for opportunities to serve—that we do not see clearly through the windows of service.’ ”


Cheryl A. Esplin, First Counselor in the Primary General Presidency

He Asks Us to Be His Hands,” April 2016 General Conference

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“With technology you are witnessing an explosion of knowledge. You are constantly bombarded by sound, video, and networking. Be selective and don’t allow this surge of information to distract you or slow your progress. Arise, young women! You determine your goals. You decide what enters your mind and heart.”

Mary N. Cook, First Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
Seek Learning: You Have a Work to Do,” April 2012 General Conference

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“These are your days, and now is the time for young women everywhere to ‘arise and shine forth, that thy light may be a standard for the nations.’ ”

Elaine S. Dalton, Young Women General President
Now Is the Time to Arise and Shine!” April 2012 General Conference

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“Young women, stay focused. Don’t lose sight of your goals. Don’t let the thick fog of moral pollution and the detracting voices of the world keep you from reaching your goals, living the standards, enjoying the companionship of the Holy Ghost, and being worthy to enter holy temples. Retain the vision of the temple—the Savior’s holy house—ever in your hearts and minds.”

Elaine S. Dalton, Young Women General President
Now Is the Time to Arise and Shine!” April 2012 General Conference

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“Young women all over the world, I challenge each of you to listen to the prophet and find something you can improve on, so you can receive the blessings when you follow his advice. I know it works. It is definitely worth it, because you receive so much more than you give.”

Kirstin Boyer, young woman
My Prayers Were Answered,” April 1996 General Conference

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“As young women, we are faced with challenges, choices, and difficult situations. Many times we think we are strong enough to handle them by ourselves. We aren’t strong enough, not by ourselves at least. But if we seek with real intent and with all of our heart for help and answers, we will receive guidance and direction from the Lord. We need to allow the Lord to help us. We must trust in him and do his will. After we have done his will, we will find true joy and happiness. We will know that what we have done is right.”

Andrea Allen, young woman
Trust in the Lord,” April 1995 General Conference

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“To every young woman of the Church, in your growing up years you are not alone. . . . Do you have any idea how much you are thought about, talked about, prayed about, and loved by your parents and leaders? Learn to work and develop your abilities. Consider the needs of others and give loving service. Support one another as you stand for truth and righteousness. Our Heavenly Father loves you. He understands your challenges.”

Janette C. Hales, Young Women General President
You Are Not Alone,” April 1992 General Conference

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“Young women, it may seem easier for you to have your toes amputated than to be a pioneer today and stand on your feet in front of your peers and dare to be different if their actions violate what the Holy Spirit whispers to you is right.”

Ardeth G. Kapp, Young Women General President
‘Crickets’ Can Be Destroyed Through Spirituality,” October 1990 General Conference

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“Young women, you are needed. Never before in the history of the Church has there been such a need for young women who are willing to sacrifice popularity if necessary, suffer loneliness if required, even be rejected if needed, to defend the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

Ardeth G. Kapp, Young Women General President
Stand for Truth and Righteousness,” October 1988 General Conference

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“In Christ’s parable of the ten virgins, each young woman had a lamp to carry. Today we, too, carry lamps. The light within is the Light of Christ. The Young Women logo, in the form of a torch, symbolizes this light. A torch will light the way for you and for others to follow, but only if it is filled with oil.”

Ardeth G. Kapp, Young Women General President
Stand for Truth and Righteousness,” October 1988 General Conference

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