Handbook 2:
Administering the Church


10.2 Roles of Parents and Church Leaders

Parents have the first responsibility for the spiritual and physical welfare of their children (see D&C 68:25–28). The bishopric and Young Women leaders support but do not replace parents in this responsibility. They offer support in the following ways:

They assist parents in helping their daughters prepare to receive the blessings of the temple by following the guidelines listed in 10.1.1.

They encourage communication between young women and parents.

They ensure that Young Women activities and other youth events do not put undue burdens on families or compete with family activities.

Leaders should be especially sensitive to young women who come from homes that lack strong support for gospel living.