#generalconference quotes -- finally here!

Hey y’all! Okay. So it’s um maybe like over a month (!) after general conference and I’m just showing up with these now? I know, I know!
So my excuse? Well, first of all these took a lil while, but secondly, I do batch creation so when I made this it was only a little while after General Conference. I’m posting this now because I don’t want to make 7 Christmas quotes lol, and these took a bit so I want them to count as a week of printspo to make it worth my efforts.
So here they are! So. Proud. Of how they ended up. I hope y’all enjoy them with the gorgeous color palette.
Last year I was like “woohoo general conference!!” and I was like “Ima make a quote for EVERY talk. Yeah!” I made maybe like 3, and then ran of steam. Whenever I start a project, I’m all like “were doing something new!” But as time goes on, I sometimes am like struggling to do that last stretch and hate what I’m doing and just. Want. To move on. So this year I choose a much more doable goal.
I’ve made a quote from every talk in the general women’s session! I hope y’all enjoy.

And now we have the talk by Sister Aburto!! So good. It was just so admirable of her, I think, to break some cultural silence on this issue. If you missed this amazing talk, be sure to read it here! It really started off the women's session with a great and relevant topic, and I think this one is going to stay around as a popular talk for a while.

And then there is the talk by Lisa Harkness! Honestly I was not paying total attention to this one. I was like, “this lady is the only thing between us and the news, so .... aaaaah can’t believe it!” But it was such a good talk, all about the name of Jesus Christ. Names are so important, and she talks about how we can honor and do it all in His name. Read her talk here.

Then next was Sister Cordon’s talk. I was honestly just on the edge of the seat the whole time, paying attention, but not. I was annoyed that they dropped the ultimate cliffhanger in the middle of general conference — I was just like “ok yep very nice TELL US WHAT YOU’RE CHANGING IN YOUNG WOMENS!!!” Now I see that if she just went straight to the announcements there wouldn’t be any quotes for me to letter. Oh, and she was explaining the changes.
Bye bye to classes, new theme, customized classes, and have class presidencies! We were actually doing a lot of these things already since our ward is so darn small, so it’s nice to know that everyone gets these opportunities to unify the groups. The new yw theme is awesome in and of itself — I just was so glad we were still having one, because if Personal Progress is going to be dead, we obviously weren’t going to chant the values every week anymore.
And I am a little sad that the classes are gone, but I see why they changed it. I hated being a Beehive back then when I was because I quickly learned that it was a derogatory term (at least culturally) like “little itty bitty Beehive” and if there’s anything I hate being seen as, it’s immature & dumb which is what I felt like people were assuming about me.
So now I’m just me. And it’s good! And I’m part of Young Women’s and we don’t need those divisions to break up unity in the group! I could talk all day about all these changes, but Sister Cordon’s quote does a great job of tying everything all together. All of these changes aren’t them just them just trying to surprise or shock us into submission.
It’s all about helping us prepare to be strong faithful women of Christ and gain divine attributes NOW while we are young women. If you need a lil refresher on what she said, click here.

Now onto President Eyring’s talk. Tbh, I wasn’t paying the most attention at this point because I was all surprised and shocked about Sister Cordon’s talk to actually pay attention to what he was saying. Hehe.
So I reread it, which is always a good idea, and saw that it was really pretty great. It was all about how great women are, which I was like, yeah!
And about how we as women can serve by mothering, leading, and ministering. And he didn’t just say his lil quote and mic drop and be like “bye y’all figure it out for yourselves!” he went in-depth with how to do each one of them, and actionable ways to improve at them, which I for sure appreciated. Awesome talk!

And this one. Hehehe. As I thought about what to say for this I was like aaaaah what do I say? If I include it with the quotes are people going to be offended? If I don’t include it are people going to be offended? The whole time he was aging his talk, I was just thinking, “aaaaaah, people are going to get SO offended over this.” Then I stepped back for a moment. I was afraid of saying something wrong and possibly offending someone by what I said on my blog, and I laughed out loud. People read what I write, but not nearly as many as those watching general conference (like, AT ALL 😂😂). I mean seriously, “no one reads your blog” is not accurate and I will fight you with statistics if you claim that, but it’s not like everyone reads or cares or hangs on to every word I type and I know that.
And then there’s President Oaks. He’s not an idiot. He knows his talk topic is a very sensitive issue, and if he wanted to say affirmative things that would be an easy message to deliver. Instead, he said what he believed that the Lord wanted him to say in front of millions of people, most likely very well knowing people were going to be very offended by it. And obviously not everyone was mad afterward, but some people were very very mad and I was like...let’s please at least calm down. Whether you hate him and his talk or not, we can agree that it was brave of him to voice his opinion that could be called a minority in terms of general world beliefs. And he did additionally say that everyone needs to be treated with love and respect, which I really agreed with. Check out his talk here.

President Nelson’s talk! I loved this so much, and especially how the restoration of the priesthood is relevant to us women as well. I may never know exactly why women don’t get ordained, but I do know several things (and I have learned even more from his great talk) that help to support my questions and fill the gaps of my understanding.
First of all, we aren’t ordained to the priesthood, but we are perfectly able to access the blessings of it. It’s like a box of cookies. We aren’t given the key, but God loves us and we can ALL enjoy one.
Secondly, we exercise priesthood authority as we do various callings and things. President Nelson talks about this in his in a more detailed way.
And finally, women are seen as equal to men in the eyes of God. Period.

It isn’t, women are dumb so they don’t deserve to be ordained to the priesthood, or men are just so stupid that they have to be roped into priesthood things to behave and women are just so much better than that, it’s a delicate balance between the extremes, but our Heavenly Father wants us to know that we all have equal value, and worth, regardless of our gender (or race, status, etc.) And he announced the temples to us first! That made me very happy. If you want to reread his talk — all about women and the priesthood and how they can access the power and blessings (“Spiritual Treasures”) that are rightfully theirs — click here.

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