Heavenly Mother

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“To Mother Eve, to Sarah, Rebekah, and Rachel, to Mary of Nazareth, and to a Mother in Heaven, I say, ‘Thank you for your crucial role in fulfilling the purposes of eternity.’ ”

Jeffrey R. Holland, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Behold Thy Mother,” October 2015 General Conference

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“Logic and reason would certainly suggest that if we have a Father in Heaven, we have a Mother in Heaven. That doctrine rests well with me.”

Gordon B. Hinckley, First Counselor, First Presidency
Daughters of God,” October 1991 General Conference

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“Women are endowed with special traits and attributes that come trailing down through eternity from a divine mother. Young women have special God-given feelings about charity, love, and obedience…Theirs is a sacred, God-given role, and the traits they received from heavenly mother are equally as important as those given to the young men.”

Vaughn J. Featherstone, Young Men General President
A Champion of Youth,” October 1987 General Conference

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“I share the view expressed by Orson F. Whitney in these words:

“ ‘No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. It ministers to our education, to the development of such qualities as patience, faith, fortitude, and humility. All that we suffer and all that we endure, especially when we endure it patiently, builds up our characters, purifies our hearts, expands our souls, and makes us more tender and charitable, more worthy to be called the children of God … and it is through sorrow and suffering, toil and tribulation, that we gain the education that we come here to acquire and which will make us more like our Father and Mother in heaven’ (as quoted in Faith Precedes the Miracle, p. 98).”

Howard W. Hunter, Acting President, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
The Opening and Closing of Doors,” October 1987 General Conference

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“Let us listen to another young woman pouring out her heart:

“ ‘…I just wish of all things I could go up and give Heavenly Father and Heavenly Mother a big hug and tell them that I made it back.’ ”

Ardeth G. Kapp, Young Women General President
A Time for Hope,” October 1986 General Conference

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“The Primary song says, ‘I am a child of God.’ Born with a noble birthright. God is your father. He loves you. He and your mother in heaven value you beyond any measure. They gave your eternal intelligence spirit form, just as your earthly mother and father have given you a mortal body.”

Spencer W. Kimball, President of the Church
Privileges and Responsibilities of Sisters,” October 1978 General Conference

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“When we return to our real home, it will be with the ‘mutual approbation’ of those who reign in the ‘royal courts on high.’ There we will find beauty such as mortal ‘eye hath not seen’; we will hear sounds of surpassing music which mortal ‘ear hath not heard.’ Could such a regal homecoming be possible without the anticipatory arrangements of a Heavenly Mother?”

Neal A. Maxwell, Presidency of the Seventy
The Women of God,” April 1978 General Conference

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“…when we sing that doctrinal hymn and anthem of affection, ‘O My Father,’ we get a sense of the ultimate in maternal modesty, of the restrained, queenly elegance of our Heavenly Mother, and knowing how profoundly our mortal mothers have shaped us here, do we suppose her influence on us as individuals to be less if we live so as to return there?”

Spencer W. Kimball, President of the Church
The True Way of Life and Salvation,” April 1978 General Conference

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“In the heavens, before the earth was formed, the plan of this earth life was explained to all of us. We were then but spirit offspring of our Father and Mother in heaven.”

Eldred G. Smith, Patriarch to the Church
Opposition in Order to Strengthen Us,” October 1973 General Conference

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