Friday, February 15, 2008


I absolutely had to share some more quotes that we got on motherhood in seminary:

"Motherhood is near divinity. It is the highest, holiest service to be assumed by mankind. It places her who honors its holy calling and service next to the angels." - James R. Clark

"Mothers, will you be missionaries? We will appoint you a mission to teach your children their duty...and the principles of salvation."
"Mothers are the moving instruments in the hands of God to guide the destinies of nations." - Brigham Young

"No career approaches in importance that of wife, homemaker, mother...Warp the motherly cloak about you and, unembarrassed, help in a major role to create the bodies for the immortal souls who anxiously await." - Ezra Taft Benson

"Every girl, and I say every girl, should prepare herself for marriage and for domestic responsibilities. You are not reading that in the magazines today, but it's true nevertheless. She should be encouraged to be proud to prepare for the true womanly service. She should become skilled in things that are useful and enriching to her family life. She should develop her talents, strengthen her knowledge and testimony of the gospel, and be eager to serve others. Some girls may be called on full-time missions, and all will have the opportunity to be highly useful in the kingdom of God if they prepare themselves...We want out women to be well educated, for children may not recover from the ignorance of their mothers."
"Much of the major growth that is coming to the Church in the last days...will happen to the degree that the women of the Church reflect righteousness and articulateness in their lives and to the degree that the women of the church are seen as distinct and different - in happy ways - from the women of the world." - Spencer W. Kimball

"Mothers perform a labor the priesthood cannot do...Men should give them honor, gratitude, reverence, respect, and praise. A man who fails to gratefully acknowledge his debt to his own mother who gave him life is insensitive to the Holy Spirit." - James E. Faust

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