2013 BYU Women’s Conference: Discovering joy in the journey


Brigham Young University is hosting the 2013 BYU Women’s Conference, a two-day conference with more than 200 presenters.

Women listen to Elaine S. Marshall speak in the Marriott Center at the opening session of Women's Conference on Thursday, May 2, 2013.
Women listen to Elaine S. Marshall speak in the Marriott Center at the opening session of Women’s Conference on Thursday, May 2, 2013.

Topics like womanhood, overcoming trials, marriage and individual worth all center around this year’s Doctrine and Covenants 100:12 theme: “Therefore, continue your journey and let your hearts rejoice; for behold, and lo, I am with you even unto the end.”

Recaps of selected sessions:

President Henry B. Eyring: “Rejoice and Continue the Journey”

Stacey Pankratz and Cindi Webb: “Finding joy in the journey — now”

Collette Blackwelder and Jennifer Rockwood: “You are closer to heaven than you suppose”

Kathleen Hinckley and Mary Ellen Edmunds: “Preach the gospel at all times, and if necessary, use words”

Cristie Carter and Carol Salmon: “Adaptability and flexibility — Rx for stress relief”

Bobbie Sandberg and Steve Sandberg: “Keeping laughter in our lives”

Larry M. Gibson: “Hastening the work with younger missionaries”

Leslie Swartwood and Emily Wayment: “Believe in good things to come. Don’t give up … Don’t you quit”

Sandy Autry and Barbara Morgan: “Progression, step by step”

Julie Gowans and Patricia Hicken: “Communicating with our sons and daughters”

Christine Cameron and Scott W. Cameron: “The priesthood shall remain with thee”

Nicki Hopwood and Tom Golightly: “Into the sunshine: Understanding depression in children and teens”

Cheryl Savage and Ann Marie Toone: “The world’s greatest champion of woman and womanhood is Jesus the Christ”

Michael D. Barnes and Stephanie M. Barnes: “When you are married, be fiercely loyal one to another”

Review of Women’s Conference ‘An Evening of Entertainment’

Peggy & Kevin J. Worthen: General session

Elaine S. Marshall: Opening session

Lynda Badger and Steffani Packer: “Consider the blessings — Cultivating a grateful heart”

Kim Beecher and Andrew Gebert: “‘As I study day by day’ — Motivation and discipline for daily scripture study”

Tiffany McMinn and Barbra Spuhler: “Gathering at the table — family dinner … the best prevention”

Susie Barth Gardiner and Ana Mitchell: “Menu planning and simple cooking tips for busy people”

Becky Mackintosh and Kristi Rodgerson: “Encouraging, praising, and providing help for our teenagers”

Katie Davis and Carla Hansen: “Starting on the road to good health”

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