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Relief Society history

Themes from the new book teach identity, purpose

As Church members have started reading Daughters in My Kingdom: the History and Work of Relief Society, many have noted themes that surface throughout the book. Sister Julie B. Beck, Relief Society general president, said the book can teach Latter-day Saint women who they are and of their importance to the Lord.

Some of those themes include:

Relief Society strengthens and supports women in their identity as daughters of God.

Relief Society is a restoration of an ancient pattern of discipleship.

Relief Society, when it functions properly, is a manifestation of charity.

The history of Relief Society is a history of noble, faithful women.

Through Relief Society, women learn about and are strengthened by an inseparable connection with the priesthood.