Authorities' Views of Motherhood
"Motherhood is the
greatest potential influence either for good or ill in human life. The mother's image is
the first that stamps itself on the unwritten page of the young child's mind. It is her
caress that first awakens a sense of security; her kiss, the first realization of
affection; her sympathy and tenderness, the first assurance that there is love in the
world. . . . She who rears successfully a family of healthy, beautiful sons and daughters.
. . deserves the highest honor that man can give, and the choicest blessings of God
President David O. McKay
of the Church*
As Prophet of the church,
President Gordon B. Hinckley gave this address in the October 1997 General Conference of
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
"You sister are the real builders of the
nation wherever you live. For you have created homes of strength and peace and
To Mothers in
An address given by President
Ezra Taft Benson as the Prophet of the church.
"No more sacred word exists in secular or
holy writ than that of mother. There is no more noble work than that of a good and
The Role Of
Talk given by President N. Eldon
Tanner when he served as First Counselor in the First Presidency. It was later made into a
pamphlet distributed by the church. This also includes a message from the First Presidency
when President Spencer W. Kimball was prophet.
"There is nothing more sacred than true
Because She is a
Talk given by Elder Jeffrey R.
Holland in the April 1997 General Conference.
"I wish to praise those motherly hand that
have rocked the infant's cradle and, through the righteousness taught to their children
there, are at the very center of the Lord's purposes for us in mortality."
For LDS Mothers
Background and graphics from:
A Mother: A Leader
Faith Before A Miracle
A Talk From Mother's Day
A Life That Counted
Views of Motherhood
Privileged to Be a Mother
Parenting the Lord's Way
When They Are Old They Will Not Depart From
Motherhood is a Noble Birthright
Links For LDS Mothers
What a Baby Costs
The Hand That Rocks