conference lovin: the moral force of women

One of my favorite things about being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, is the event we hold twice a year called General Conference. General Conference is a meeting where the prophet and other church leaders speak to us on inspired topics. One of the talks that stood out to me this year was The Moral Force of Women, by D. Todd Christofferson...

 "Whether you are old, young, or in between, your moral authority is vital, and perhaps we have begun to take it and you for granted. Certainly there are trends and forces at work that would weaken and even eliminate your influence, to the great detriment of individuals, families, and society at large."

One of the things I loved about this talk, is that although it praised motherhood and marriage, it wasn't just another "love at home" talk. He talks about how EVERY woman in this world has influence. It was actually this talk that inspired Happy Wife, Happy Life: Manifesting the Divine Nuturing Power Within Us.

In the talk he reminds us that our most important relationship will always be the one with our Heavenly Father. He calls us to action to be women who are kind, tender, understanding and prayerful.

"Dear sisters, we rely on the moral force you bring to the world, to marriage, to family, to the Church. We rely on blessings you bring down from heaven by your prayers and faith."

What kind of influence do YOU think women yield? And do you have a favorite talk from conference? 

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