Young Women

February 17, 2021 06:33 PM MST
Sarah Frei had something important to tell her parents before she was wheeled into surgery. She just couldn’t figure out a way to say it.
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November 16, 2020 10:08 PM MST
Sunday evening, girls old and young around the globe gathered together to celebrate 150 years of Young Women during a special Face to Face event. The night began with a prayer offered in Norway and ended with a prayer given in front of the construction site of the Bangkok Thailand Temple—appropriate bookends to a night celebrating an organization that has reached women worldwide. But in between the prayers, there were also many inspirational moments.
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Members of the general presidencies of the Relief Society, Young Women and Primary general presidencies of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints now have official Instagram accounts to expand their global ministries. The photo- and video-based social media platform is used by millions of people around the world, including many young adults and youth.
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September 23, 2020 05:11 PM MDT
Temporary front doors, exposed foundations, and removed stonework may change the appearance of the Salt Lake Temple, but the lessons we can learn from it are as powerful as ever.
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August 28, 2020 03:35 PM MDT
Last week I was asked a question by a friend: “What did your parents do to teach you to tolerate nothing less than respect from men?”
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August 26, 2020 07:09 PM MDT
In a new video posted on Tuesday, Young Women General President Bonnie H. Cordon shared a special invitation in preparation for the celebration of 150 years of Young Women.
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By  Emily Abel
July 09, 2020 01:50 PM MDT
During the women’s session of the October 2019 general conference, President Russell M. Nelson made this powerful statement to the sisters of the Church: “How I yearn for you to understand that the restoration of the priesthood is just as relevant to you as a woman as it is to any man.” He then entreated the women of the Church “to study prayerfully all the truths you can find about priesthood power.”
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April 27, 2020 06:28 PM MDT
With summer right around the corner, many youth are beginning to look forward to camp. Although camps this year might be modified or canceled amidst concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, there are still many ways in which youth can connect and gather.
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February 24, 2020 10:06 PM MST
I’m currently serving as a Young Women adviser in my ward. When the new Children and Youth program was first announced, I was both nervous and excited. How different would this be from Personal Progress, Duty to God, Activity Days, or Scouts? Would our youth feel like this was one more thing they had to add to their busy schedules, or would this new program easily integrate into their current extracurricular activities? Would it be flexible for our small youth program?
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January 31, 2020 03:00 PM MST
Editor's Note: Our weekly Friday column, “Found in the Footnotes,” explores some of the footnotes from remarks given by general authorities and general officers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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December 11, 2019 09:57 PM MST
Leaders and youth beginning the new Children and Youth program will find updated websites for the Young Women, Aaronic Priesthood and Primary organizations.
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By  LDS Living
October 28, 2019 05:00 PM MDT
Dorothy doesn't remember the crash.
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October 22, 2019 03:46 PM MDT
Throughout this year Aaronic Priesthood quorums and Young Women classes have been choosing any topic from the “Come, Follow Me” manuals for youth for their Sunday meetings.
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October 08, 2019 01:00 PM MDT
During the women’s session of general conference Saturday night, Young Women General President Sister Bonnie H. Cordon shared an updated version of the Young Women theme. It now reads:
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October 05, 2019 10:32 PM MDT
At the women’s session of general conference Saturday night, Young Women General President Sister Bonnie H. Cordon announced a new Young Women theme and changes to Young Women class organization and names. She also emphasized the importance of each Young Women class having a presidency to give young women leadership opportunities.
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Fun
August 16, 2019 10:00 PM MDT
John Bytheway
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July 17, 2019 06:59 PM MDT
The new initiative to replace the Boy Scouts and Personal Progress programs of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is called "Children and Youth" and will be rolled out in September in a special worldwide satellite broadcast.
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July 03, 2019 03:30 PM MDT
This article was originally published on LDS Living in June 2016 but has been updated to include new, relevant information.
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Fun
May 22, 2019 08:00 PM MDT
Let's make this clear: all callings are equally important. From Nursery leader to bishop to Relief Society president and everything in between, each calling is vitally important to building up our fellow brothers and sisters in the gospel.
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May 10, 2019 02:50 PM MDT
During a BYU Women’s Conference breakout session on May 2, Sister Craven shared some of the trials she and her family have faced in their lives as she addressed how to have hope through struggles.
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Fun
May 04, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
Are you in charge of planning your ward's Mutual activities this summer? Don't fret! We've found some great, easy activities for all your summertime Mutual needs.
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By  LDS Living
May 03, 2019 04:00 PM MDT
On Friday, the general presidents of all the women-led organizations in the Church met for a historic Sister-to-Sister event at BYU Women's Conference.
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April 29, 2019 12:29 PM MDT
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is moving forward on its new global initiative for children and youth that will become available to millions of Latter-day Saint children and youth beginning in 2020. The initiative will provide children, youth, families and leaders personalized opportunities to grow spiritually, socially, physically and intellectually through meaningful activities, service, gospel learning and inspired goal-setting.
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March 25, 2019 07:14 PM MDT
About five years ago, Emily Belle Freeman and Nish Weiseth sat down to eat lunch together.
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By  LDS Living
March 08, 2019 08:40 PM MST
From Accra, Ghana, Sisters Jean B. Bingham, Relief Society general president, and Bonnie H. Cordon, Young Women general president, shared a message of love on International Women's Day.
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October 27, 2018 08:17 AM MDT
Modesty is a topic that has gained a lot of attention in recent years. It’s difficult to know exactly what is and isn’t modest with so many different clothing options and definitions of modesty.
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September 18, 2018 01:32 PM MDT
Two leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Relief Society and Young Women organizations recently opened a dialogue with Chile’s Minister of Women and Gender Equity, Isabel Plá.
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September 17, 2018 08:53 PM MDT
The Church has called 14 new general board members to the Relief Society, Young Women, and Primary boards who will join other Church leaders for the upcoming general women's session of general conference.
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September 14, 2018 09:04 AM MDT
Among the exciting changes to the way we minister is who we get to minister with. Young women ages 14 and up can now serve as ministering sisters with the Relief Society. This seems a long time coming, as the young men have had the opportunity to serve in this capacity for many years now.
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Fun
September 10, 2018 02:00 PM MDT
There are so many common words that mean something completely different for Latter-day Saints. If you’re a member of the Church, you probably know these all too well, but if you’re new to the culture, you’ll want to keep this list of words handy so you’re not disappointed when you don’t get a delicious steak at the stake center.
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September 05, 2018 04:43 PM MDT
A stake young women camp ended suddenly after a raging forest fire sprang up near their campground, but, because of previous promptings, the leaders were already prepared.
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For several years now, we have collected hundreds of personal stories from young adults in the Church telling us how they were taught about sexuality. We are particularly intrigued by how frequently we are told by young people that their parents and Church leaders used object lessons to teach them about the law of chastity. Much can be learned from understanding the metaphors and messages that are intentionally—and unintentionally—expressed in these types of lessons.
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July 18, 2018 01:40 PM MDT
“The heavens did not open, and that experience was just very quick, but it was as profound to me as if I had seen a concourse of angels," second counselor in the general Young Women presidency Sister Becky Craven said of the unexpected but life-changing experience she had after reading the Book of Mormon.
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By  LDS Living
July 03, 2018 02:39 PM MDT
LDS composer Blake Gillette created a new song to illustrate the Young Women's theme called "As Daughters of God." The song was performed by the young women from the One Voice Children's Choir at the Draper Utah Temple and by the Mapleton Utah Stake at Heber Valley Camp. About this song, Gillette says, "The Young Women's values continue to be a guiding light in the world of how to live your life and what to aspire to become."
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Fun
June 29, 2018 09:00 AM MDT
Hank Smith
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June 13, 2018 04:51 PM MDT
While driving to a Young Women camp on Tuesday, June 12, one Young Women leader was killed and three were injured in a rollover crash near Vero Beach, Florida.
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June 07, 2018 06:00 PM MDT
Author's note: I want to be clear that I am not a certified psychologist or a specialist on female adolescent development. I am one woman who is fortunate to have a job that exposes me to stories and gospel truths on a daily basis that expand my experience and knowledge. I hope some of what I can share will help others understand their place and purpose in the Church a little more fully.
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June 04, 2018 09:00 AM MDT
It was a discussion about the sacrament. A seminary student was sharing feelings about the sacredness of the ordinance when another student jumped in.
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May 18, 2018 03:23 PM MDT
"President Thomas S. Monson once said: 'This is my day of opportunity. I will not waste it.' What a wonderful 'day of opportunity' we have before us. Let’s not waste it! We feel the privilege and call of a living prophet in the last days—to prepare ourselves for the Second Coming of Jesus Christ."
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April 09, 2018 01:11 PM MDT
In order to help us better understand our new Church leaders called this past general conference, lds.org has published a series of articles introducing us to our new Young Women general presidency, the new General Authority Seventies, and our new Primary general presidency counselor. We wanted to share these articles so you can learn more about these amazing men and women.
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March 31, 2018 06:22 PM MDT
During the Saturday afternoon session of general conference, President Dallin H. Oaks announced the new Young Women Presidency, which includes Sister Bonnie H. Cordon as president, Sister Michelle Craig as the first counselor, and Sister Becky Craven as the second counselor.
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February 02, 2018 10:27 PM MST
The following is an excerpt from Letters to a Young Mormon, a series of letters written by philosophy professor Adam S. Miller that distills the knowledge he wants his own children and young members of the Church to know.
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By  LDS Living
November 30, 2017 05:00 AM MST
A former member of the Church Writing Committee and a convert, Sister Neill Marriott exhibits a sincere charity that endears her to Latter-day Saints around the world. Recently, we sat down to learn some interesting facts and inspiring insights from this mother of 11 and beloved second counselor in the Young Women general presidency.
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September 22, 2017 05:25 PM MDT
Recently, members of the Young Women general presidency sat together for an interview with the Deseret News during which they discussed the messages given by women that have been the most impactful in their lives. During that interview, they shared very honest but beautiful insights into what it is like giving a talk in general conference.
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September 21, 2017 09:00 AM MDT
Whether you're a member of the Church or not, anyone can create an account on lds.org and access its many resources. From tithing to family history to temples, there are lots of things you can do online with this account to keep you inspired and informed. Here are just a few.
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August 18, 2017 02:19 PM MDT
What a powerful story of one woman's experience overcoming addiction with the help of family members, Church leaders, gospel principles, and the Savior.
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July 14, 2017 06:35 PM MDT
At one time or another, everyone feels a little out of place. But what happens when those feelings come to the young women of the Church? Sister Carol F. McConkie, the first counselor in the Young Women general presidency, shares how these young women can feel the Savior's love through the covenant-keeping behavior of their peers.
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By  LDS Living
July 07, 2017 05:31 PM MDT
Three LDS friends recently arranged, performed, and uploaded a music video to complete a Young Women Personal Progress project for the value of Faith. The arrangement is a Primary song medley that features "A Child's Prayer" and "Faith." Both the director and composer of this beautiful piece will be leaving on missions this summer. Check out the beautiful music video below:
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June 30, 2017 03:11 PM MDT
For more information on this topic read “Counsel to Youth,” by President Boyd K. Packer, Ensign, Nov 2011, 16.
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June 15, 2017 04:00 PM MDT
“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
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April 21, 2017 12:05 PM MDT
Primary, Young Women, and Relief Society leaders participated in delivering a donation of $120,000 from the Church to Utah's Children's Justice Centers leaders help fight child sex abuse.
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March 14, 2017 01:31 PM MDT
Stepping onto The Voice stage and staring at the back of four red chairs, Hanna Eyre smiled as the lights faded and the music started.
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February 17, 2017 09:12 PM MST
I don't know if it's a widespread thing, but when I was a Mia Maid, I made a wedding time capsule.
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January 31, 2017 06:47 PM MST
"Young women today will face the winds of temptation, false doctrines, and the philosophies of men. But our young women are daughters of God and they have a work to do," Sister McMonkie says.
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January 27, 2017 09:56 AM MST
This lesson on Choice & Accountability is the first in an 8-part FHE series featuring the Young Women's values. Get the other 7 lessons here.
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January 19, 2017 10:08 PM MST
This lesson on Choice & Accountability is the first in an 8-part FHE series featuring the Young Women's values. Get the other 7 lessons here.
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January 14, 2017 01:00 PM MST
What an amazing story of finding peace and understanding through the gospel after such a tragic loss.
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January 05, 2017 10:00 PM MST
This lesson on Choice & Accountability is the first in an 8-part FHE series featuring the Young Women's values. Get the other 7 lessons here.
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December 30, 2016 11:40 AM MST
This lesson on Choice & Accountability is the first in an 8-part FHE series featuring the Young Women's values. Get the other 7 lessons here.
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December 29, 2016 03:37 PM MST
What a touching example of the influence leaders have on the youth of the Church as well as how the youth show their appreciation for their leaders.
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