Reverence for Motherhood

An Elders Quorum Lesson – From Being a Righteous Husband and Father

“A man who holds the priesthood has reverence for motherhood”


On the chalk board, write this statement across the top: “A man who holds the priesthood has reverence for motherhood”

Define Reverence: We hold reverence for Deity.

Reverence (from Guide to the Scriptures) – Deep respect for sacred things; wonder.


Then make two columns:God / Motherhood

Use Scriptures to define the Reverence for God Section:

-Why should we reverence God.

-How do we reverence God.

-What does it mean to reverence God.


Use Quotes from Pres. Hunter to define Reverence for Motherhood Section:

-What is motherhood? Why is motherhood so much more than child birth?

-What personal experiences have caused us to reverence motherhood?

-Why should we reverence motherhood?


End points are these:

1)  Matt 22:37 “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.”

Doctrine and Covenants 42:22 – “Thou shalt alove thy wife with all thy heart, and shalt bcleave unto her and none else.”


2) “You should express regularly to your wife and children your reverence and respect for her. Indeed, one of the greatest things a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” – President Hunter



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