Young Women Value Posters

I recently saw a post on By Common Consent where a Church member had created some alternate Young Women posters with quotes from a variety of different female leaders.  I liked the idea — a lot — and I appreciated her thoughts on the cute-ifying of YW activities. However, I was disappointed that of the 16 posters, only 5 had quotes from LDS women.  I’m sometimes annoyed when we behave as if we don’t have powerful role models right here within our church.  There’s nothing wrong with quoting powerful leaders, but let’s give some credit to our homegrown girls.  They are rocking it.

So I created my own Young Women Value Posters with quotes on the values from women Church leaders. I’m sorry about the lack of quality on some of the images.  The church just does not have print-ready images of many of our women’s leaders shared online.  Hopefully someone can correct that.

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Because of some weird WordPress quirk, the attachment for Virtue is not showing up in the attachments section at the bottom of the page.  Don’t worry — you can click on any of the images below to download these posters at full resolution, which is 8.5×11 inches; 150 dpi.

Faith-Poster-ArdethGKappFaith – Ardeth G. Kapp

“Never before in the history of the Church has there been such a need for young women who are willing to sacrifice popularity if necessary, suffer loneliness if required, even be rejected if needed, to defend the gospel of Jesus Christ. . . . Let us all be filled—filled with the light, the strength, the faith that comes from prayer, scripture study, and obedience to God’s commandments each day of our lives. . . . We’ll hold our torches high that Christ’s true light through us will shine, His name to glorify.”

[Perhaps not the obvious quote for faith, but I love the emphasis on obedience.  Faith isn’t just wishing — it’s acting. The current YW program is the brain-child of Ardeth Kapp.  It brought the young women’s programs light years ahead.  No longer were young women practicing our chewing {seriously}, but young women could focus on true Personal Progress.  Love her.]

DivineNature-Poster-ElizaRSDivine Nature – Eliza R. Snow

“In the heavens are parents single?
No, the thought makes reason stare.
Truth is reason: truth eternal
tells me I’ve a mother there.

When I leave this frail existence,
When I lay this mortal by,
Father, Mother, may I meet you
in your royal courts on high?”

[I hope this is obvious to everyone, but Sister Snow expressed the divine nature of women best in the words of her poem “My Father in Heaven” or “Invocation, or The Eternal Father and Mother” now sung in the hymn, O My Father. She teaches the truth taught her by Joseph Smith, Jr.: that men do not rule in Heaven alone, but with women as One.  Female nature is divine in every sense.]

IndividualWorth-Poster-NeilIndividual Worth – Neill F. Marriott

“Do you know how important you are? Every one of you—right now—is valuable and essential in Heavenly Father’s plan of salvation. We have a work to do. We know the truth of the restored gospel. Are we ready to defend that truth? We need to live it; we need to share it. We must stand firm in our faith and lift our voices to proclaim true doctrine.”

[True doctrine: you are valuable and essential in Heavenly Father’s plan of salvation.  Live it.  Share it.  Defend it. Win.]

Knowledge-Poster-MaryNCookKnowledge – Mary N. Cook

“Seek learning by studying diligently…. Be a good student. Arise and shine forth in your schools with hard work, honesty, and integrity…. [M]y education prepared me for a life that has been nothing like I had envisioned as a young woman. I thought I was studying education to teach school and my future children, but I did not know the Lord was also preparing me to teach English in Mongolia on a mission with my husband and to teach the young women of the Church throughout the world and to teach my grandchildren the value of knowledge—all wonderful blessings I could never have imagined.”

[Don’t you love this frank acknowledgement that the imaginings of youth don’t usually happen and education is a key to great blessings?  Love, love, love.]

ChoiceAccountability-PosterChoice and Accountability – Barbara B. Smith

“Spiritual maturity is understanding that we cannot blame anybody else for our actions. Some factors may make it harder for us to perform according to God’s plan for us, but being accountable for how we use our agency means being answerable for our own behavior. It is one of the things that I admire most about mother Eve—her absolute strength in personal accountability. When she was called on the proverbial carpet by God, she explained that Lucifer had tempted her with the fruit. But then she admitted, “And I did eat.” (Moses 4:19.)”

[Powerful statement; and I love the  reference to our mother, Eve.]

GoodWorks-Poster-BarbaraBSmGood Works – Barbara B. Smith

“The women of the Church are no strangers to service; for Relief Society was born amid hardship, persecution and sacrifice in a time that called forth the greatest compassion, succor, and service women could give. From those days in Nauvoo to the present, the records are filled with the activities of women as they have brought relief to the distressed, aid to the poor and needy, ministrations to the sick, and comfort to those that mourn.”

[If you’re wondering why I’m stating a Relief Society quote here, it’s because I think of the Young Women as the Junior Relief Society.  In fact, if I were General Young Women president, that’s the name I’d want for the organization.  We need to speak more in YW about RS so that we can ease the transition to that great organization.]

Integrity-Poster-AnnMDibbIntegrity – Ann M. Dibb

“We live the gospel and become ‘doers of the word’ by exercising faith, being obedient, lovingly serving others, and following our Savior’s example. We act with integrity and do what we know is right ‘at all times and in all things, and in all places’ no matter who may or may not be watching.”

[I like the repeat of the Book of Mormon quote in the Young Women theme here.]

Virtue-Poster-MargaretNadauVirtue – Margaret Nadauld

“Women of God can never be like women of the world. The world has enough women who are tough; we need women who are tender. There are enough women who are coarse; we need women who are kind. There are enough women who are rude; we need women who are refined. We have enough women of fame and fortune; we need more women of faith. We have enough greed; we need more goodness. We have enough vanity; we need more virtue. We have enough popularity; we need more purity.”

[Perhaps this wasn’t the obvious quote for virtue, but I love it, and so that’s what you get.]

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  1. Is there anyway I can get the template to add my young women’s pictures on the poster?

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