“The kingdom of God is not and cannot be complete without women who make sacred covenants and then keep them, women who can speak with the power and authority of God!” said President Russell M. Nelson in his general conference talk “A Plea to My Sisters.”
Helping women, particularly young women, see their value and need in the Church is something the General Young Women Presidency of the Church, led by Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson, feels passionate about.
“As we were out traveling and training with Young Women leaders, on several occasions I would ask Young Women leaders, ‘How do the young women that you supervise in your classes and your wards, how do they see themselves as part of the work of the priesthood?’ And the answer that I got every single time, just consistently, was ‘We teach our young women to support the priesthood.’”
But what does ‘support the priesthood’ really mean? How does our interpretation of that affect the message we share with the rising generation of women in the Church? How can leaders and parents better teach young women to see their value in God’s work?
Sister Oscarson, joined by her counselors, Sister Carol F. McConkie and Sister Neill F. Marriott, addressed those questions and others in this episode of Gospel Solutions for Families.