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Sister Kristin M. Yee: ‘Beauty for Ashes: The Healing Path of Forgiveness’

‘The same Son of God who atoned for my sins, is the same Redeemer who will also save those who have deeply hurt me’

Sister Kristin Yee, second counselor in the Relief Society general presidency, speaks during the Saturday afternoon session of the 192nd Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Oct. 1, 2022.

Sister Kristin Yee, second counselor in the Relief Society general presidency, speaks during the Saturday afternoon session of the 192nd Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Oct. 1, 2022.

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Sister Kristin M. Yee: ‘Beauty for Ashes: The Healing Path of Forgiveness’

‘The same Son of God who atoned for my sins, is the same Redeemer who will also save those who have deeply hurt me’

Sister Kristin Yee, second counselor in the Relief Society general presidency, speaks during the Saturday afternoon session of the 192nd Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Oct. 1, 2022.

Sister Kristin Yee, second counselor in the Relief Society general presidency, speaks during the Saturday afternoon session of the 192nd Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Oct. 1, 2022.

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Sister Kristin M. Yee, second counselor in the Relief Society general presidency, spoke during the Saturday afternoon session of October 2022 general conference. Sister Yee encouraged forgiveness as part of emulating the Savior. The following is a summary of her message.

Sister Yee’s conference talk summary

The story of David, Nabal and Abigail in the book of Samuel — and personal moments from Sister Yee’s past — illustrate the principles of forgiveness and reconciliation. 

Forgiving “can be one of the most difficult things we ever do and one of the most divine things we ever experience. On the path of forgiveness, Jesus Christ’s atoning power can flow into our lives and begin to heal the deep crevasses of the heart and soul.”

The Savior took upon Him “our sins and the sins of those who have hurt or offended us.” 

Those who are still in situations where abuse is ongoing need not stay in that circumstance. 

“Please know that forgiving someone does not mean that you put yourself in a position where you will continue to be hurt.” 

From efforts to find peace and healing on the path of forgiveness, “I came to realize in a profound way that the same Son of God who atoned for my sins, is the same Redeemer who will also save those who have deeply hurt me.”

Jesus Chirst offers healing, recovery and deliverance to all who are brokenhearted, captive, bruised and perhaps blinded by hurt or sin. “The healing and recovery He offers is real.”

Notable quotes

[T]he Savior — in an incomprehensible way — [took] upon Him our sins and the sins of those who have hurt or offended us.

Please know that forgiving someone does not mean that you put yourself in a position where you will continue to be hurt.

I came to realize in a profound way that the same Son of God who atoned for my sins, is the same Redeemer who will also save those who have deeply hurt me.

Who is Sister Kristin M. Yee?

Sister Kristin M. Yee, second counselor in the Relief Society general presidency.

Sister Kristin M. Yee will begin service as second counselor in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Relief Society general presidency on Aug. 1, 2022. New General Authority Seventies and general officers were called during the Saturday afternoon session of the 192nd Annual General Conference at the Conference Center on April 2, 2022.

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  • Sister Kristin M. Yee has served as a second counselor in the Relief Society general presidency since Aug. 1, 2022.
  • Sister Yee earned degrees in fine arts from Brigham Young University–Idaho and Brigham Young University and a Master of Public Administration from BYU. 
  • Sister Yee has created many portraits of the Savior and was once an artist and producer for Disney. 

What has Sister Kristin M. Yee done recently?

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