The Importance of a Mother

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(This is an excerpt from the booklet Are We Not All Mothers?.)

[The doctrine of motherhood] is a doctrine about which we must be clear if we hope to stand “steadfast and immovable” (Mosiah 5:15) and unflinching regarding the issues that swirl around the female gender.

For Satan has declared war on motherhood and on the family. He does everything he can to dishonor and devalue both womanhood and motherhood. This fact is more apparent with every passing day. He well knows that those who rock the cradle are perhaps in the best possible position to rock his diabolical earthly empire. He knows that none of us could progress without receiving bodies and experiencing our second estate. He understands that without mothers who are willing to bear children, our Father’s plan would be completely frustrated. He knows that without righteous mothers loving and leading the rising generation, the kingdom of God will fail.

If motherhood is divine and eternal and core to the nature of every woman—and it is—no wonder, then, that Lucifer would do everything in his considerable power to demean and undermine everything about motherhood, hoping to confuse women with worldly enticements or secular philosophies that appear more satisfying or dazzling or even more enlightening.

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