Hello Sisters! It's been a long time since we've had a post on the Relief Society blog. For the next few weeks we're going to do General Conference recaps to touch on some of the highlights from conference this past week. The idea is to share amongst each other some of the impressions, specifically from conference, that touched us individually and that may be able to lift another sister. Email your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Moral Force of Women
D. Todd Christofferson
"In all events, a mother can exert an influence unequaled by any other person in any other relationship. By the power of her example and teaching, her sons learn to respect womanhood and to incorporate discipline and high moral standards in their own lives. Her daughters learn to cultivate their own virtue and to stand up for what is right, again and again, however unpopular. A mother’s love and high expectations lead her children to act responsibly without excuses, to be serious about education and personal development, and to make ongoing contributions to the well-being of all around them. Elder Neal A. Maxwell once asked: “When the real history of mankind is fully disclosed, will it feature the echoes of gunfire or the shaping sound of lullabies? The great armistices made by military men or the peacemaking of women in homes and in neighborhoods? Will what happened in cradles and kitchens prove to be more controlling than what happened in congresses?”
I am grateful to be led by leaders who proclaim the glory of womanhood and who teach me of my innate divine nature to make a difference in this world through loving others.