-How can I prepare now to be a
righteous wife & mother?
-How can I strengthen my family?
How can I prepare to be a
righteous Wife & Mother?
Focus on the Savior
Develop Christlike
How can I focus on the Savior?
• Daily prayer/Constantly have a prayer in your
• Read the scriptures, conference talks, New Era
• Seminary
• Go to the temple
• Attend church and YW activities
• Spiritual music
• Pictures, posters, surroundings
What Christlike attributes
will help me as a Mother?
Sense of Humor
Serves others
Hard working
• D&C 88:123-125
• Moroni 7:45
• Alma 56:47-48
Becoming a righteous wife and Mother won’t
happen overnight, it takes time and…
• Like any other “job” you need to learn
about the position and be trained by
someone with experience.
• Who can you learn from?
Mom, Grandma, Older Sister, Aunts, Friends
Mom, YW Leaders, neighbors
Look to your Mother…
• Share “Mothers & Daughters” Video
There is nothing as life changing as
the influence of a righteous woman.
Model yourselves after your Mother
NOT celebrities.
If my Mom has a question,
she studies to figure it out.
If I become more like her, I’ll become
more like Christ.
Seek Learning: You Have Work to
Mary N. Cook, 1st Counselor in YW General Presidency
• God gave you moral agency and the opportunity to learn while on earth,
and He has a work for you to do. To accomplish this work, you have an
individual responsibility to seek learning.
• Some of your most important learning will be outside of the classroom.
Surround yourself with exemplary women who can teach you skills in
homemaking, art, music, family history, sports, writing, or speaking. Get to
know them and ask them to mentor you. When you have learned
something new, teach it at Mutual or become a mentor to other young
women as part of the requirements for your Honor Bee.
• Gaining knowledge now will pay huge dividends when you become a
mother. “A mother’s education level has a profound influence on the
educational choices of her [children].” A mother’s education can hold the
“key to halt [the] poverty cycle.” Educated women “tend to: Give birth to
healthier babies, have children who are healthier, be more confident,
resilient and have improved reasoning and judgment.”
Seek Learning: You Have Work to
Mary N. Cook, 1st Counselor in YW General Presidency
• We learn in “The Family: A Proclamation to the
World” that “mothers are primarily responsible
for the nurture of their children.” Providing an
education for your children is part of that
nurturing and is your sacred responsibility. Like
the stripling warriors, who “had been taught by
their mothers,” you will be the most important
teacher your children will ever have, so choose
your learning carefully. Bless your children and
your future home by learning as much as you can
Parable of the 10 Virgins
In the 25th chapter of Matthew, the
parable of the ten virgins teaches us
that spiritual preparation is vital and
must be achieved individually.
You may think it selfish that the five wise virgins did not
share their oil, but it was impossible.
Spiritual preparation must be acquired individually,
drop by drop, and cannot be shared.
The time is now for you to diligently apply
yourselves to increasing your spiritual
knowledge—drop by drop—through
prayer, scripture study, and obedience. The
time is now to pursue your education—drop
by drop. Each virtuous thought and action
also adds oil to your lamps, qualifying you for
the guidance of the Holy Ghost, our divine
How do the roles of men & women
compliment each other in
How do these items work
Marriage is a TEAM
Men and women are
given different
responsibilities that
complement or
“complete" each other
to bring about
God’s purposes.
• D&C 121:41-43
• Corinthians 11:11
• In His wisdom…God created Man &
Equal Partners
Divine Roles
• What are your Divine Roles as a wife and
Strengthen Home & Family
Ideas for strengthening your family and your
future family: