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After three full days of heartfelt testimonies and empowering witnesses, Relief Society General President Camille N. Johnson invited the congregation of BYU Women’s Conference attendees to find relief by aligning their goals with God’s goals.

Burdens can be lightened three ways, she taught during the closing keynote session  on Friday, May 5, on the campus of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

First, remove the weight of sin through repentance: “Repentance isn’t the elephant in the room. It’s not plan B. It’s plan A.”

Second, forgive the mistakes and misdeeds of others: “Forgiveness is a process facilitated by the Savior. It is part of the relief He offers us.”

Third, seek relief from others, especially the Savior.

“You women are a glorious sight,” Sister Johnson said during an opening address from the Relief Society General Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Wednesday. “You are women who are distinct and different in happy ways — preparing yourselves and the world for the second coming of our Savior. Thank you for your goodness, your kindness, your courage and your light.”

Relief Society General President Camille N. Johnson speaks during the opening session of the 2023 BYU Women's Conference on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, in the Marriott Center on the Brigham Young University campus in Provo, Utah.
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This year’s theme scripture was Doctrine and Covenants 68:6 — “Wherefore, be of good cheer, and do not fear, for I the Lord am with you, and will stand by you; and ye shall bear record of me, even Jesus Christ, that I am the Son of the living God, that I was, that I am, and that I am to come.”

Over the conference, more than 150 presenters spoke about a variety of topics, including womanhood and sisterhood, gospel principles, marriage, family, and practical and timely topics of interest and concern to women of all ages.

Following are links to keynote summaries and other articles from the conference.


About BYU Women’s Conference

BYU Women’s Conference has been bringing women together since 1976.

The conference draws more than 12,000 attendees each year. Since its beginning, more than 1 million service projects have been completed.

Traditionally co-sponsored by the Relief Society organization, BYU Women’s Conference is now a BYU program coordinated by Continuing Education, like BYU Education Week.

The sessions were not be streamed online this year, but select sessions were recorded and will be available for later viewing.

During the Thursday evening of service, volunteers will partner with Hunger Fight to hopefully set a record of completing 500,000 meal kits in three hours.

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