Filed under: Childcare, Discussion of General Relief Society Meetings, Discussion of Relief Society Lessons, Furthering our Education, Home and Family, Homemaking Skills, Marriage, Mother-Daughter Relationships, Provident Living, Running a Household, Service
As women of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), we are dedicated to “strengthening marriages, families, and homes.” We live in a day when more than 50% of marriages in our country fail, dividing families, and wrecking homes. Latter-day Saint women are not left to their own devices, or the offerings of a crumbling culture, to fortify the marriage, family, and home. We have a prophet and God uses him to help us strengthen our marriages, families, and homes. We also have the Holy Ghost to help us apply this general counsel to our specific family’s needs.
Filed under: Callings, Discussion of Relief Society Lessons
Women of the Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can “seek spiritual strength by following the promptings of the Holy Ghost.” That is right. I do not have to wait for another person to tell me what to do. Nor am I left up to my own devices. I can gain spiritual strength by following the promptings I receive from the Holy Ghost. What are promptings from the Holy Ghost? Promptings are clues, information, or knowledge that comes to my mind and heart, as to what I should do. I have also learned that as I follow those promptings, I am never sorry that I did. I am strengthened that I know I did the right thing and good things happen. There are times that I did not follow promptings and that was always accompanied with regret.
Filed under: Discussion of Relief Society Lessons, Home and Family, Self-Worth, Teaching Children the Gospel, Teaching our Daughters
As daughters of God, “our lives have meaning, purpose, and direction”. (Relief Society Declaration) God loves all of us, His spirit daughters, and has a plan for our lives, a plan of happiness, also known as the plan of salvation.
Filed under: Discussion of General Relief Society Meetings, Discussion of Relief Society Lessons, Supporting the Priesthood, Teaching Children the Gospel, Teaching our Daughters
Within the Relief Society Declaration is the statement: “As a worldwide sisterhood, we are united in our devotion to Jesus Christ, our Savior and Exemplar.” Yes, as established in a previous post, we are a world wide sisterhood, spirit daughters of our Heavenly Father. We unite in our devotion to Jesus Christ, with our brothers, to follow Christ’s example. We are most definitely Christian. Our sisterhood is not demeaned or made less valuable because we work beside God’s spirit sons in building our families and building up the kingdom of God upon the earth.
The influence of the Relief Society in my life is unmistakable. The Relief Society is the women’s organization of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or the Mormon faith as it is sometimes known. Today, I’d like to share a few things that the women of the Relief Society have taught me. These lessons continue to bless my life and that of my husband and children.
There are three different meetings that members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints participate in during regular Sabbath observance. Sacrament Meeting is the most important meeting of all and is where we partake of the emblems of the body and blood of Christ and renew our covenants with Him. Sacrament Meeting usually lasts for 70 minutes. But there are other meetings that happen before or after Sacrament Meeting (depending on the ward and building scheduling times). Relief Society is one of these meetings. Relief Society is specifically designed for Mormon women, ages 18 and older. Today it is the largest women’s organization in the world.