More Alike Than Different

    “More Alike Than Different,” Liahona, March 2016, 30–31

    More Alike Than Different

    As young women progress into Relief Society and those sisters welcome them, both groups will quickly discover they have much in common.

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    During a joint Young Women and Relief Society activity, an 18-year-old Laurel and an 81-year-old woman were asked to discuss their first dates. “Both were pleasantly surprised to learn the similarities between two experiences that were decades apart.”1 They discovered that they had more in common than they thought they did.

    Progressing from Young Women into Relief Society can often seem intimidating, and at times, even scary. As a young woman, you may find yourself asking, “Do I have anything in common with these older women? Is there a place for me in Relief Society?”2

    The answer to those questions is a resounding yes! Like the two women in the story above, you may find you have more in common with each other than you thought. And “yes” there is a place for you in Relief Society. But, like all progressions in life from one stage to another, we need to work together to be successful.