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As youth worldwide study and live the principles in the new “For the Strength of Youth” guide, parents and leaders have a vital role to play, the Young Women general presidency said.

“Parents, we need to be all in,” Young Women General President Bonnie H. Cordon said. “Some of these decisions will be lifelong decisions so we need to be there. Counsel together, help study with them, be on our knees together. Notice what the prophets have said. Have a standard in our homes.”

The shift to a principle-based approach is an opportunity for youth to climb a metaphorical mountain and understand the Savior’s perspective of who they are and what their standards are, President Cordon explained. “Sometimes we don’t see the whole perspective until after the work is done. So the Lord has asked us to do some work to understand how we can live these principles.”

President Cordon — along with her counselors, Sister Michelle D. Craig and Sister Rebecca L. Craven — recently joined the Church News podcast to talk about how parents and leaders can best support youth as they use the new “For the Strength of Youth” guide to make decisions.

Youth have always had agency; they’ve always been able to make their own decisions, she pointed out. “But now we hope that they’re very intentional about getting on their knees and praying to find out, ‘What does this look like in my life?’”

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