Monday, March 19, 2012

Womanhood/Motherhood - Strengthening Homes and Families

In this day and age of much confusion for many - the words of Prophets are always sound and stable.  We're blessed to be women in these latter-days.  No blessings will be withheld us if we are true and faithful and continually strive for light and truth.

As the winding-up scenes occur on earth - womanhood/motherhood will continue to be demeaned by those who don't understand the Lord's plan.  We ought 'not fear what man can do' - because we know the principles by which we can live our lives in peace - amidst the storms.

Thanks to all of you for the good work that you are doing and the light that you are sharing with others'.  It's certainly needed in the world and we are blessed to be able to try to lift and uplift by the words we use and the messages we share.

From Sister Beck we receive the following powerful counsel.  Thank you for those of you who live these teachings already in your homes and families.

"[Women are] to strengthen families and homes. Families worldwide are being assaulted and weakened by corrupt practices and false teachings. . . .
"The First Presidency has counseled, 'However worthy and appropriate other demands or activities may be, they must not be permitted to displace the divinely-appointed duties that only parents and families can adequately perform' (First Presidency letter, Feb. 11, 1999). . . .

"Relief Society should be organized, aligned, and mobilized to strengthen families and help our homes to be sacred sanctuaries from the world."  Julie B. Beck, "Fulfilling the Purpose of Relief Society"