Our obligation to the Rising Generation

Women don’t know what they are supposed to be.  We saw a show advertised where women display their blogs, myspace, facebook sites, etc they show how they dress and act. A panel of average every day guys tell them what they think.  The guys though they were sluts.  The girls were crying, horrified that the men thought such horrible things of them.  How are the girls to know that by behaving and dressing in the way all of society tells them to that they are really being whores?  How are they to know what and who they are if we are not there to show them.

“As daughters of our Heavenly Father, and as daughters of Eve, we are all mothers and we have always been mothers. And we each have the responsibility to love and help lead the rising generation. How will our young women learn to live as women of God unless they see what women of God look like, meaning what we wear, watch, and read; how we fill our time and our minds; how we face temptation and uncertainty; where we find true joy; and why modesty and femininity are hallmarks of righteous women? How will our young men learn to value women of God if we don’t show them the virtue of our virtues?

“Every one of us has an overarching obligation to model righteous womanhood because our youth may not see it anywhere else. Every sister in Relief Society, which is the most significant community of women on this side of the veil, is responsible to help our young women make a joyful transition into Relief Society. This means our friendship with them must begin long before they turn 18. Every one of us can mother someone—beginning, of course, with the children in our own families but extending far beyond. Every one of us can show by word and by deed that the work of women in the Lord’s kingdom is magnificent and holy. I repeat: We are all mothers in Israel, and our calling is to love and help lead the rising generation through the dangerous streets of mortality.”  Sheri L. Dew (“Are we not all mothers” Oct. 2001)

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