Friday, February 6, 2009


The apostles have always taught the divine roles of women and how precious we are to our Heavenly Father. It has always given me a sense of peace and importance, especially in the world today and how women are portrayed. We do have a great role, even a celestial one.

From this month’s visiting teaching message, the article Understand the Divine Roles of Women: “I have a testimony gained from pondering and studying the scriptures of a plan of happiness given to us by our Father in Heaven. That plan has a part for His daughters. We have the female half to take care of, and if we don’t do our part, no one else is going to do it for us. The half of our Father’s plan that creates life, that nurtures souls, that promotes growth, that influences everything else was given to us. We can’t delegate it. We can’t pass it off to anyone. It’s ours. We can refuse it, we can deny it, but it’s still our part, and we’re accountable for it. There will come a day when we will all remember what we knew before we were born. We will remember that we fought in a great conflict for this privilege. How do we meet this responsibility? We daily put our energies into the work that is uniquely ours to do” (Julie B. Beck, Relief society general president).

“…Every sister in this Church who has made covenants with the Lord has a divine mandate to help save souls, to lead the women of the world, to strengthen the homes of Zion, and to build the kingdom of God” (Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles—“Women of Righteousness,” Ensign, April 2002).

“…Because of their distinctive temperaments [men and women] and capacities, males and females each bring to a marriage relationship unique perspectives and experiences. The man and the woman contribute differently but equally to a oneness and a unity that can be achieved in no other way” (Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles--“Marriage is Essential to His Eternal Plan,” Ensign, June 2006).

“The Lord has blessed women with divine attributes of love, compassion, kindness, and charity…No matter what our individual circumstances are, we all have the opportunity to edify and nurture others” (Silvia H. Allred, first counselor in the relief society general presidency--“Feed My Sheep,” Ensign, November 2007).

“To be a righteous woman during the winding up scenes on this earth, before the second coming of our Savior, is an especially noble calling. The righteous woman’s strength and influence today can be tenfold what it might be in more tranquil times” (President Spencer W. Kimball—“Privileges and Responsibilities of Sisters,” Ensign, November 1978).

I love the role of women. I love the innate desires of motherhood and nurturing souls. I love and appreciate all my blog sisters and the wholesomeness I find here. It is a rarity to find such a group of women who are striving daily to serve their Heavenly Father.

Blessings to you all.

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