Nurture

From Julie B. Beck's talk:



Mothers Who Know Are Nurturers

Mothers who know are nurturers. This is their special assignment and role under the plan of happiness.5 To nurture means to cultivate, care for, and make grow. Therefore, mothers who know create a climate for spiritual and temporal growth in their homes. Another word for nurturing is homemaking. Homemaking includes cooking, washing clothes and dishes, and keeping an orderly home. Home is where women have the most power and influence; therefore, Latter-day Saint women should be the best homemakers in the world. Working beside children in homemaking tasks creates opportunities to teach and model qualities children should emulate. Nurturing mothers are knowledgeable, but all the education women attain will avail them nothing if they do not have the skill to make a home that creates a climate for spiritual growth. Growth happens best in a “house of order,” and women should pattern their homes after the Lord’s house (seeD&C 109). Nurturing requires organization, patience, love, and work. Helping growth occur through nurturing is truly a powerful and influential role bestowed on women.

Other resources:

The Teachings of Heber J. Grant, Chapter 22: Teaching Children in the Nurture and Admonition of the Gospel (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Heber J. Grant, (2011), 198–208)

Nurture the Rising Generation: Visiting Teaching Message from October 2009

"Women's Divine Roles Include Nurturing Others" by Carole M. Stephens, Church News Issue date 8 May 2014

"What Shall We Do?" by Neill F. Marriott, April 2016 General Conference

"Parents Have a Sacred Duty" by Bonnie D. Parkin, June 2006 Ensign

"Celebrate Nurturing" by Rosemary Thackeray, April 2014 Ensign






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