Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Womanhood: the hightest place of honor

"The true spirit of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints give to woman the highest place of honor in human life. To maintain and to merit this high dignity she must possess those cirtues which have always, and which will ever, demand th respect and love of mankind...[because] 'a beautiful and chaste woman is the perfect workmanship of God." - Heber J. Grant

"One of your unique, precious, and sublime gifts is your femininity, with its natural grace, goodness, and divinity. Femininity is not just lipstick, stylish hairdos, and trendy clothes. It is the the divine adornment of humanity. It finds expression in your qualities of your capacity to love, your spirituality, delicacy, radiance, sensitivity, creativity, charm, graciousness, gentleness, dignigty, and quiet strength. It is manifest differently in each girl or woman, but each of you possesses it. Femininity is part of your inner beauty."

"One of your particular gifts if your feminine intuition. Do not limit yourselves. As you seek to know the will of our Heavenly Father in your life and become more spiritual, you will be far more attractive, even irresistible."

"Hopefully the values and standards of Young Women will be increasingly focused on spirituality and service to others. In the future, as in the past, women will find happiness and fulfillment as they respond to the deepest feelings of their souls."

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Goals should coincide with the joys of womanhood. But, the goals should not be so rigid and fixed that you do not listen to the whisperings of the Spirit. Keep your hearts and minds open to know the overriding will of the Lord in your lives."

"Standing as a witness means many things. It encompasses the way we act, how we speak, and how we dress. When you ar considering a young man as a companion, you would do well to follow the advice given somes years ago by President David O. McKay: He must never "attempt to take advantage of [you. if]...he knows [any] inclination to use you as a convenience or as a means of gratification, then you may [be sure] he is not prompted by love." It is very natural for yount men and women to be attracted to each other, but htey should be attracted in God-given ways rather than questionalbe ways, such as immodest dress. God-given attractions include your innate beauty, charm, decenty, and goodness."

"Immodesty in women cheapens their image. It causes embarrassment and loss of respect. It is not likely to win them the hand of a worthy, honorable young man who desires to marry a righteous young woman in the temple."

"My dear young sisters, your future is bright. It can exceed your fondest dreams and expectations. Not everything that happens in your life will be as you ahve hoped and planned. But ifyou live so as to know the Lord's will, you will find peace in your soul and great happiness. You will be among those who will enjoy "the highest place of honor in human life."

"I pray that the Lord will bless each of you that you can come to know your individual worth and understand why "a beautiful and chaste woman is the perfect workmanship of God," in the name of Jesus Christ, amen."

-James E. Faust

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