"I am filled with awe as I think about the powerful influence of women.
You women have been divinely endowed with unique discernment and strength. Your qualities don’t make you better than or inferior to men. They just make you different—wonderfully, deliberately, and everlastingly so.
Each of you must come to know what the Lord wants for you individually. While one of you may be inspired to continue your education, another of you may receive inspiration to begin a family.
We should not question each other’s choices or the inspiration behind them. We should refrain from asking hurtful and unsupportive questions. We can all be kinder and more thoughtful of the situations in which our sisters throughout the world find themselves as they seek to follow the will of our Heavenly Father in their lives.
I know that as you draw nearer to the Lord, He will guide you to become the best version of yourself and to make inspired decisions in your life. He needs you—with your unique strengths, insights, and experiences—to save souls and build the kingdom of God.
-M. Russell Ballard