Browsing All posts tagged under »women«

I am Woman

June 26, 2014


In my twenties I decided that if I ever left my faith I would become a Presbyterian minister. I’ve always gravitated toward leadership of whatever I’m doing and of all the possible realms of leadership what most appealed to me was to lead souls to Christ. I am LDS and my faith doesn’t ordain women. At […]

What Would Marjorie Do?

May 15, 2013


Published long ago in a galaxy far, far away… Wait, it was right here.   A week or so ago I sat in a women’s group meeting and listened as a member of the group talked about how girls dress too casually for church nowadays. She mentioned girls wearing leggings under their dresses and clucked, […]

Why I Think We’re Having the Wrong Conversation

January 11, 2013


Last year Neylan McBaine, founder of the Mormon Women Project, rocked the Bloggernacle by making a presentation at FAIR about equality between the sexes. While her data on “the crisis” (her words) in the Church regarding women and leadership opportunities is drawn from a narrow sampling of vocal agitators for change (analysis here), she made […]

Priesthood Power in the Church

August 15, 2012


Two young men are camped out in my family room, staying with us during a week-long visit from my prairie homeland while they attend education week at BYU. Tonight one of them asked if he could ask me a question. I was delighted and encouraged him to do so. “In my family, my father asks […]

Empowering Women God’s Way

August 1, 2012


As I watch my daughters grow into women, a yearning grows more insistent daily that they will know the power they have. I want great things for them. I want them to be free. I want them to be happy. I want them to be smart, and courageous, and kind. I also want them to […]

Claiming an Inheritance

July 5, 2012


Jonathan Stapley has written an interest-piquing review of a forthcoming book, The Beginning of Better Days with essays by Sheri Dew and Virginia Pearce, that has me thinking again about the democratic resurgence of personal revelation in the church. The book, which has been provided to a number of other writers (sadly, not me) who […]

Healing Mothers, Healing Women

May 31, 2012


I am excited to be part of the Gift of Giving Life Virtual Book Tour! If you decide to invest in this amazing resource, look for the 10% off code at the end of the post. For millennia the danger and lack of choice that has surrounded childbirth has been the single most destructive force […]

Gifts, Privileges, and Power

May 2, 2012


Cross-posted at Wheat and Tares. Three years ago, at 6AM on a soon-to-be-scorching July day, I received a phone call from my 15-year-old son’s priesthood leader. They were on a float trip, in Moab that morning, and my boy had been throwing up all night. It was the height of the H1N1 media campaign and his […]