"I’m telling you, campus never looks better than it does the week after April graduation. The campus never feels better than it does the week after April graduation. Because it’s Women's Conference."
President Kevin J Worthen opened this year's BYU Women's Conference, which is co-sponsored by Relief Society, with this warm greeting. Throughout the day, the anticipated 15,000 attendees (and no, they weren't all women) filled auditoriums and conference rooms all across campus to hear uplifting and instructional messages.
Here's are some of the highlights of many of those addresses:
Bonnie L. Oscarson, Young Women general president
Covenants are an Exchange of Love between God and Us
Bonnie L. Oscarson centered her Women's Conference remarks on the ways that God shows love for His children. That love is the covenants His children make with Him.
"God asks us to enter into these binding agreements, these covenants, with Him because He loves us and He knows that binding us to Him, essentially making God our partner in this life, is the only possible way that we have a hope of returning to Him and receiving exaltation in His kingdom," said Oscarson.