Women from all over the world come to Women's Conference at BYU

For six months, Lydia Stekkinger has been eagerly awaiting her trip to Utah and her first Women's Conference. Coming from the Netherlands and a ward of 70 active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Stekkinger is anxious to listen to the testimonies of thousands of her LDS sisters.

"I think women in the church are often so busy juggling their education, jobs, homemaking, rearing children, church callings and a variety of other things, not to mention the added jeering from the world, that this will be a much-needed breather," she said. "They can take a step back and look at what their relationship is with God. I think for myself, it will give me renewed energy and a better understanding of where my priorities lie. And it will be a fun time, too."

Women's Conference, an annual tradition for some women and a new adventure for others, is this weekend at Brigham Young University.

The conference will feature talks by the Relief Society General Presidency, as well as Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Kristen.

Dozens of classes during the two days will address topics such as emotional fidelity, child rearing and stress management, as well as how to improve communication and increase faith.

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