Young Women and Families

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“As you stand as a witness in your home, you will strengthen your family. Too often we think the phrase of the Young Women theme ‘to strengthen home and family’ applies only to the future responsibilities of young women as wives and mothers, but it also applies to their responsibilities as daughters and sisters in their homes here and now.”

Susan W. Tanner, Young Women General President
Stand As a Witness,” April 2008 General Conference

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“You young women are preparing now to strengthen your future homes and families by bringing the light of the gospel into your current homes and families. Small, seemingly insignificant things you do can make a big difference.”

Susan W. Tanner, Young Women General President
I Am the Light Which Ye Shall Hold Up,” April 2006 General Conference

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“As you share your light, others will find greater light too. Is there anyone who needs your light as much as your families? I see you remarkable young women with your glowing countenances as the strength of the present and the hope of the future in your homes and in the Church.”

Susan W. Tanner, Young Women General President
I Am the Light Which Ye Shall Hold Up,” April 2006 General Conference

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“Could you be more steadfast in Christ in your own homes, with your own family members? When you promise to take His name and characteristics upon you, it means you should speak a little softer, act a little kinder, serve your siblings more selflessly, and appreciate and help your parents more openly.”

Susan W. Tanner, Young Women General President
Steadfast in Our Covenants,” April 2003 General Conference

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“What about the kindness we show to our own family members? The most important and sometimes the most difficult place to show kindness is in our own homes, to our parents and to our brothers and sisters. When our son Mitch was 10 years old, he wanted to help our family, especially if he could make it fun. When no one was looking, he put a bell on a string around his neck and pretended to be a bellboy as he helped with family jobs. When family members noticed things were done, he would just say, ‘It must be the bellboy.’ Mitch was a great help to us and also brought fun and delight to our family.”

Coleen K. Menlove, Primary General President
Show You Know,” April 2003 General Conference

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“As you gather together in your family, you can do so much to invite a spirit of unity. When was the last time you put your arms around your mom or dad and thanked them for all they do? Parents do most of the nurturing, but they need to be nurtured too.”

Carol B. Thomas, First Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
Strengthen Home and Family,” April 2002 General Conference

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“Talents are meant to be shared. As you learn to play the piano, you can bless others with your music. As you develop your talent for spirituality, you can use this gift to bless your family. Did you know you have some responsibility for the happiness in your family? It isn’t just your mom’s or dad’s job to keep the family happy. You can help too.”

Carol B. Thomas, First Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
Developing Our Talent for Spirituality,” April 2001 General Conference

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“Let me tell you what I see in you. I see in you young women who are getting an education and are preparing to bless others through it. Please, for yourself and your future family, choose a fine education. Be qualified. Be well rounded. Work hard. In you young women, I see girls who look forward to establishing a home of love, a home of order, a home of faith.”

Margaret D. Nadauld, Young Women General President
Turning Hearts to the Family,” April 1998 General Conference

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“Young women, you are like titles of liberty as you strive to protect your families from such intruders as selfishness, harshness, anger, and strife. Your banner stands for peace and love and service to your families.”

“You don’t have to be Captain Moroni to make a difference. Our Father in Heaven needs you to be who you are, in your family. He planned it that way. Your family wouldn’t be the same without you. You are very important.”

Sharon G. Larsen, Second Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
Young Women—Titles of Liberty,” April 1998 General Conference

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“Young women, you are like titles of liberty as you strive to protect your families from such intruders as selfishness, harshness, anger, and strife. Your banner stands for peace and love and service to your families.”

Sharon G. Larsen, Second Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
Young Women—Titles of Liberty,” April 1998 General Conference

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“It is the mission of Young Women, and it is our greatest desire, to help young women grow spiritually and to assist their families in preparing them to come unto Christ.”

Margaret D. Nadauld, Young Women General President
Come unto Christ,” April 1998 General Conference

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