A brief statement of devotion and standards issued by the
women of the LDS Church.
Sanctity of Womanhood
"Each of us absolutely must help each daughter of God we can to
realize what sacred characteristics Father in Heaven has given her." Richard G. Scott
Your Greatest Challenge, Mother
"I know of no better answer to [the] foul
practices that confront our young people than the teachings of a mother, given in love
with an unmistakable warning." President Gordon B. Hinckley
President Ezra Taft Benson discusses the sacred calling of Motherhood and suggests ten
specific ways our mothers may spend effective time with their children.
An address by President N. Eldon Tanner, first counselor in the First
Presidency, given at the October 1973 general conference of the Church.
Mother in Israel
"Every worthy woman who lives a virtuous life and who promotes
righteousness in her family and in the Church and her family is entitled both to the
designation "mother in Israel" and to the promises given to Sarah and other
biblical mothers in Israel (see Abraham; Abrahamic Covenant; Israel; Sarah)." Encyclopedia of Mormonism
Because She is a Mother
In April 1997 General Conference, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland
gives prophetic counsel to the women of the church.
Women of the Church
In October 1996 General Conference, President Gordon B. Hinckley praises
and encourages the women of the Church.
and Your Essential Role Today
Mary Ellen Smoot talks about the important
work women perform.
Womanhood: The Highest Place of Honor
President James E. Faust
discusses the honorable calling of womanhood
Latter-day Saints infer from authoritative sources of scripture and
modern prophecy that there is a Heavenly Mother as well as a Heavenly Father.
President Ezra Taft Benson stated: "No more sacred word exists in secular or holy
writ than that of mother" (Benson, p. 1). Latter-day Saints revere and respect
motherhood, in part because of the mother's role in shaping the family unit and the
individuals within it." Encyclopedia of Mormonism
The doctrine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
converges in some areas with the ideals of feminism and diverges in others.
Baby Shower Ideas
Ideas for having a baby shower for a new mother
of Women in LDS Society
"The present role of women in LDS society is singular to the degree
that it reflects the teachings and doctrines of the Church. Among the most fundamental of
these is individual agency, or the right to
choose. Consistent with this doctrine, a woman's role varies with her circumstances and
the choices that she makes within the context of LDS belief; she may fill many roles
simultaneously." Encyclopedia of Mormonism
Can't Women Be Ordained to the Priesthood?
W. John Walsh and Jenny Scoville Walsh discuss this issue.
Our Sacred Duty to Honor Women
Elder Russell M. Nelson yeaches that
motherhood is near to divinity.
(See Basic Beliefs home page; Teachings About the Family home page)