Purpose of Young Women

The purpose of the Young Women organization is to help each young woman be worthy to make and keep sacred covenants and receive the ordinances of the temple. To accomplish this purpose, Young Women leaders guide each young woman in accomplishing the following objectives:

  • Strengthen her faith in and testimony of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.
  • Understand her identity as a daughter of God.
  • Be worthy by obeying the commandments and living gospel standards.
  • Receive, recognize, and rely on the promptings of the Holy Ghost.
  • Prepare for her divine roles as a daughter, wife, mother, and leader.
  • Understand and keep her baptismal covenants.

Handbook 2: Administering the Church: 10.1.1

As you read Handbook 2, consider the landmarks (the objectives) along the way:

  • Is she developing faith?
  • Is she understanding her identity?
  • Is she keeping the commandments and standards?
  • Is she receiving, recognizing, and qualifying for the Holy Ghost?
  • Is she preparing for her divine role as a wife and mother?
  • Is she preparing to keep the covenants of temple?

These are the basic steps along the path. They reflect the pure doctrine of Christ-faith, repentance, baptism, and the gift of the Holy Ghost. As you help young women take these steps, you will help them to the destination of the temple and back to our Heavenly Father-proven, pure, and sealed.


  • Learn more about the purpose and objectives of Young Women in Handbook 2: Administering the Church, 10.1.