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Inspiring quotes from 2024 Women's Conference

BYU Women’s Conference is the largest three-day gathering of Latter-day Saint women anywhere in the world. Numerous presenters share their perspectives and insights on a variety of topics, including womanhood and sisterhood, gospel principles, marriage, family, and practical and timely topics of interest and concern to women of all ages. The theme for this year's Women's Conference came from 2 Nephi 4:34: “O Lord, I have trusted in thee, I and will trust in thee forever.”

This year, the conference was held on campus May 1–3. Here's a collection of quotes from several sessions by BYU employees, as well as by leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Liz Darger, senior associate athletic director at BYU, was a keynote speaker at Women's Conference.
Photo by Aaron Cornia/BYU

Gaye Strathearn
“Seeking a Deeper Eternal Perspective for Life’s Challenges”

“If we are going to know who Jesus is eternally, it has to begin with the cross. It is the good news that He was lifted up ‘that [He] might draw all men to [Him].’ Jesus made his ascension on the cross so He can lift you and me.”

Liz Darger
“I Trust That God Will Magnify Me: Leading as Covenant Women of God”

“When the world tells us to focus on ourselves and the Spirit gives us thoughts of others, remember that relational responsibility is part of our divine heritage.”

Tamara W. Runia
“Love One Another, As I Have Loved You” 

“I believe that every interaction, every exchange, that we have with another human changes you and becomes a part of your personal ministry. Jesus Christ made people his highest priority. He taught us to love Him first and then turn to really look at each other, because heaven is not sky and clouds, it is faces.”

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Photo by Ashlee Jarvis/BYU Photo

Bradley R. Wilcox
“Principles for Parents: For the Strength of Youth Guide”

"It’s time that our youth stop being known only by what they can and can't do. Its time they are known because of the reasons they choose to be disciples of Jesus Christ."

Barbara Morgan Gardner
“Women of Christ: Lessons in Leadership”

"God knows you by name and wants you in His house now and in the eternities."

Emily Belle Freeman 
“Finding Your Worth Through Jesus Christ”

“I have learned that often the hard questions don’t come from the world, they come from the Word.”

John Hilton
“The Doctrine of Christ: A Lifelong Pattern for Living”

“The antidote to worry is hope in Jesus Christ.”

Kristin M. Yee
“Love One Another, As I Have Loved You” 

“Every act of kindness matters. Every willing heart and hand matters. Every expression of love and patience matters. What you do really matters.”

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Kristin M. Yee, second counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, spoke on loving others.
Photo by Rebeca Fuentes/BYU

Tracy Browning
“Why I Choose to Stay”

“Whatever we lack, Jesus Christ has. Whatever we need, He can fulfill. This is not just the truth about His general omniscient capacity, but it’s also true about the very personal, intimate and specific relationships that exist between Him and us, here and now.”

J. Anette Dennis 
“Why I Choose to Stay”

“Through His atoning sacrifice, the Savior paid the tuition for our education here in mortality, and that education includes the opportunity to retest again and again as many times as it takes.”

Camille N. Johnson
“When we let God prevail, He will take us just where He needs us.”

Elder Brent H. Nielson
"The success of our missionaries, like the army of Helaman spoken of in the Book of Mormon, is the result of wonderful, covenant-keeping parents, leaders and mentors."

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