“Dear sisters, dear friends, if you find it difficult to hold fast to the iron rod and walk steadfastly toward salvation; if the laughter and ridicule of others who seem so confident, cause you to waver; if you are troubled by unanswered questions or doctrines you don’t understand yet; if you feel saddened because of disappointments, I urge you to remember Lehi’s dream,” he said. “Stay on the path! Never let go of the rod of iron — the word of God! And when anyone tries to make you ashamed for partaking of the love of God, ignore them. Never forget, you are a child of God.”
(President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the LDS Church’s First Presidency, speaks during general women's session of the 187th Semiannual General Conference at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017).