Filed under: Discussion of General Relief Society Meetings, Finding Your Place in Relief Society, Service
There is one word used by Julie B. Beck, General Relief Society President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (nicknamed Mormons), in reference to how women of this Church might fulfill their purpose in this worldwide organization: revelation.
Filed under: Discussion of General Relief Society Meetings, Finding Your Place in Relief Society, Self-Worth
An organization is only as strong as its’ members. When discussing religious organizations, the strength is measured largely in an individual’s faith and personal righteousness.
Filed under: Discussion of General Relief Society Meetings, Finding Your Place in Relief Society, Self-Worth, Supporting the Priesthood
The Lord has appointed each sister belonging to Relief Society to help, support, and further the work of the priesthood within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) in building up the kingdom of God. It is a sacred responsibility to be met with soberness and a sincere desire to understand the purpose and power behind this massive organization of women.
Sometimes people get Mormons confused with the Amish. They are under the false impression that we don’t use electricity (watch me blog!), that the women must wear dark, floor length skirts, or cover our heads at all times. Because most people know that we do not drink or smoke, they often wonder if that means we also discourage other things like dancing. Sometimes people are under the false assumption that Mormons still practice polygamy and they think that Mormon women are oppressed and kept at home barefoot and pregnant, with no education.
You know, I have to admit that much of how I think of myself as a woman–and to be honest, about womanhood in general–is wrapped in the idea of being a wife and mother. I met my husband when I was 19 and married him when I was 20. Before I was 22, I had my first baby. All but 2 of my years as a woman have coincided with my years as a wife and mother.
When I was younger I didn’t find it too hard to make friends. I had a group of close friends who ate lunch together and hung out on Friday nights. And then I had my one or two very best friends.