HISTORY OF THE RELIEF SOCIETY: The World’s Largest Women’s Organisation

[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” column_margin=”default” column_direction=”default” column_direction_tablet=”default” column_direction_phone=”default” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” row_border_radius=”none” row_border_radius_applies=”bg” overflow=”visible” overlay_strength=”0.3″ gradient_direction=”left_to_right” shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_tablet=”inherit” column_padding_phone=”inherit” column_padding_position=”all” column_element_spacing=”default” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” column_link_target=”_self” column_position=”default” gradient_direction=”left_to_right” overlay_strength=”0.3″ width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” animation_type=”default” bg_image_animation=”none” border_type=”simple” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text]It is nigh impossible to talk about women in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (“the Church”) without discussing the history and place of the Relief Society. The Relief Society is the world’s largest organisation of women with over 7 million members. That makes it a remarkably powerful force for good and the core vehicle for women’s influence inside the Church. لعبه القمار روليت The role of the organisation has shifted and changed throughout the history of the Church, but the constant presence of revelation, faith, and fervent dedication to the work of God has always been present in the Relief Society. These three resources represent different approaches to cataloguing and sharing the history of this remarkable organisation. 

 

 

 

1. The First Fifty Years (Jill Mulvay Derr, Carol Cornwall Madsen, Kate Holbrook, Matthew J. Grow)

This book, published in 2016 by four employees of the Latter-day Saint Church Historian’s Press, sets out a catalogue of records from the early Relief Society. It is not intended as a narrative story or a book of commentary, rather it shares the historical record of the women seeking to build this organisation. Many prominent figures and events in Church history make an appearance, as the Relief Society was organised, suspended, then reorganised into the form we know today. لربح المال This collection of documents includes “minutes of meetings, sermons by both women and men, annual reports from local Relief Societies, newspaper articles and editorials, political petitions and speeches, poetry, letters, journal entries, and reminiscences” from both the centre of the Church and more remote areas. This is an excellent resource for someone interested in the details and facts of women’s organisation in early Church history, unvarnished by modern commentary. موقع المراهنات كرة القدم  

The book is in English and is accessible through: Amazon and Deseret Book

 

2. Daughters in My Kingdom. (Susan W. Tanner)

This book was written by the Relief Society General Presidency in 2011, with the goal of providing a resource that could familiarise every member of the Church with the importance and history of the Relief Society. As a result, it is an inspirational and accessible resource that draws on rather than catalogues comprehensive historical resources. 

The book is in English and is accessible through: Amazon and Deseret Book

 

3. Women of Covenant (Janath Russell Cannon, Jill Mulvay Derr, Mary Ursenback Beecher)

Women of Covenant fills a middle-ground between the pure historical resource of The First Fifty Years and the very accessible Daughters in My Kingdom. All three books have a similar goal, but Women of Covenant takes a long history and shapes it into a detailed historical narrative. Its authors, one a former member of the Relief Society’s global leadership council, the others Church-affiliated historians, set out to catalogue not just the history of the Relief Society as an institution, but the story of the women of the Church. The result is a dense 433 pages full of stories about the revelation that has guided Relief Society members as they sought to support and improve the lives of those around them. This will be a substantial read, but an excellent resource for anyone interested in a detailed and comprehensive history. 

The book is in English and is accessible through: Amazon and Deseret Book.

 

This is just a sample of the resources we have in our Resource Library on the subject of women in the scriptures. Head over there to find more. Happy reading!


Contributor: Rebecca Russavage
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BOOK REVIEW: Crossings

[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” column_margin=”default” column_direction=”default” column_direction_tablet=”default” column_direction_phone=”default” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” row_border_radius=”none” row_border_radius_applies=”bg” overlay_strength=”0.3″ gradient_direction=”left_to_right” shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_tablet=”inherit” column_padding_phone=”inherit” column_padding_position=”all” column_element_spacing=”default” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” column_link_target=”_self” gradient_direction=”left_to_right” overlay_strength=”0.3″ width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” bg_image_animation=”none” border_type=”simple” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text]In the hiustenlahto introduction to her book Crossings: A Bald Asian American Woman Scholar’s Ventures Through Life, Death, Cancer & Motherhood (Not Necessarily in that Order), Latter-day Saint author Melissa Inouye writes: “It turns out that all of us can and should find ourselves, and Christ, at the margins.” A collection of letters, essays, and drawings, Crossings offers a moving and insightful response to the call for unity of heart and mind issued by the Lord in Doctrine & Covenants 38:27 in Latter-day Saint scripture. Beautifully written, this is an important book from an equally vital international and female voice in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

Through this book, Inouye aims to encourage readers to bridge the “gaps of space, culture, and generations” that exist between us. While Inouye acknowledges that “fix-it work isn’t very glamorous,” she reminds readers that “it is the work of prophets, disciples, and Christ himself,” and that there is empathy and charity to be had for all when we choose to meet each other in the margins. 

Over the course of the novel, Inouye shares the ways in which her faith has shaped her life–both “at work and at play, as a student and as a teacher, as a child and as a parent, in health and in sickness.” With surprising candour, Inouye does not shy away from the complex history of the Church or the ways in which many members feel alone in their sorrow, loneliness, doubt, or discouragement. ماكينات القمار على الانترنت Instead, she asks readers to remember that “marginality is the purpose of God’s plan of salvation,” and that we are all “aliens, exiles, sojourners far from our spiritual home.” Inouye emphasizes that the purpose of this life is to acknowledge that alienation both in ourselves and others, and to “respond with charity–to seek, receive, and share the pure love of Christ so that we may be one amidst our differences.” 

Crossings is an achingly honest, yet sincerely joyful portrait of nuanced faith. In it, Inouye explores her relationship with the Church in connection to her cultural heritage, scholarship on Chinese history and religious studies, and experiences of motherhood in an international setting. She does not aim to preach or prescribe the Latter-day Saint experience. ربح الاموال Instead, she simply shares the ways in which she has “found the fruits of this life to be worthwhile–costly, to be sure, but also rich and nourishing, a source of deep joy.” 

Both in this book and in her work as the founder of the Global Mormon Studies research community, Inouye broadens the definition of what it means to be a Latter-day Saint woman by offering a global perspective and inviting readers to join her in building “crossings” to bridge the divisions among us. 

Warm and friendly, Melissa Inouye’s voice feels authentic and familiar, and reading Crossings feels like a conversation with an old friend. Her book is an invaluable resource for women of faith everywhere and an inspired and impassioned plea for empathy and love. العب روليت If you’re looking for your new favourite book, you’ve found it. 

This book is in English and available through Deseret Books HERE and Amazon HERE

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A MOTHER THERE: Four Ways To Learn More About Heavenly Mother

[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” column_margin=”default” column_direction=”default” column_direction_tablet=”default” column_direction_phone=”default” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” row_border_radius=”none” row_border_radius_applies=”bg” overlay_strength=”0.3″ gradient_direction=”left_to_right” shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_tablet=”inherit” column_padding_phone=”inherit” column_padding_position=”all” column_element_spacing=”default” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” column_link_target=”_self” gradient_direction=”left_to_right” overlay_strength=”0.3″ width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” bg_image_animation=”none” border_type=”simple” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text]The doctrine of Heavenly Mother is a treasured part of the restored gospel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Church). However, while certain truths about Heavenly Mother (that she exists, that she is important, that we do not pray to her) are commonly understood by many members of the Church, she remains a background topic that is rarely referenced. العاب الربح من الانترنت Below, we’ve listed four resources that can help Latter-day Saint women better understand and connect with Heavenly Mother. لعبة الحظ الحقيقية  

    1. “Mother in Heaven” – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
    2. “A Mother There” – David L. Paulsen and Martin Pulido
    3. Girl’s Guide to Heavenly Mother – McArthur Krishna and Bethany Brady Spalding
    4. Boy’s Guide to Heavenly Mother – McArthur Krishna, Martin Pulido, and Bethany Brady Spalding, 

1. “A Mother In Heaven” (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

In this Gospel Topics Essay on Heavenly Mother, the Church affirms Heavenly Mother’s existence based on early Church records and statements by General Authorities about the necessity for Heavenly Parents. It is written as an introduction to the concept of Heavenly Mother roids.vip – roids.vip and includes some explanation as to why this doctrine is both important and natural. While this does not present a grand vision of the divine feminine, it is an excellent resource for those who may be new to the Church or the idea of Heavenly Mother! 

The essay is in English and is accessible through: The website of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

 

2. “A Mother There”                                                            (David Paulsen and Martin Pulido)

“A Mother There”  is an article published by BYU Studies that gathers every reference to Heavenly Mother endorsed by the Church from its inception to the date of publication. It also touches on some of the implications of the way Heavenly Mother is addressed and is written by two male scholars who felt deeply the importance of acknowledging and coming to know their Heavenly Mother. This is an excellent read and a valuable resource to those looking to dig deeper into the history of commentary on Heavenly Mother!

The essay is in English and is accessible through: BYU Studies website.

 

3. Girl’s Guide to Heavenly Mother (Bethany Brady Spalding and McArthur Krishna) 

Girl’s Guide to Heavenly Mother is a book geared toward girls of all ages that compiles artwork from Latter-day Saint artists around the world, activities, and quotes from Church leaders to help them better understand and love their Heavenly Mother! It’s the first book of its kind and encourages girls young and old to connect with and honour their own divine nature. روليت مجاني  

A staple in our home library, Girl’s Guide to Heavenly Mother is a love letter to both Heavenly Mother and Latter-day Saint women across the globe, and we can’t recommend it enough!

The book is in English and is accessible through: Amazon and Deseret Books

 

4. Boy’s Guide to Heavenly Mother (Bethany Brady Spalding, Martin Pulido and McArthur Krishna)

Boy’s Guide to Heavenly Mother is the companion book to Girls Guide to Heavenly Mother, and is meant to help boys of all ages come to know and love their Heavenly Mother as well! Filled with beautiful art, moving quotes, and activities designed specifically for young men, this book is perfect for introducing boys to Heavenly Mother and helping them connect with Her.

Boy’s  Guide to Heavenly Mother is also the first book of its kind, and is a great way to help the boys in your life develop a personal relationship with and understanding of Heavenly Mother!

The book is in English and is accessible through: Amazon and Deseret Books

 

This is just a taste of the resources we have on Heavenly Mother, but we hope these help you better understand and build a relationship with the Mother we all need to know. Happy reading!

 

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BOOK REVIEW: The Next Mormons (How Millenials Are Changing the LDS Church)

[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” column_margin=”default” column_direction=”default” column_direction_tablet=”default” column_direction_phone=”default” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” row_border_radius=”none” row_border_radius_applies=”bg” overlay_strength=”0.3″ gradient_direction=”left_to_right” shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_tablet=”inherit” column_padding_phone=”inherit” column_padding_position=”all” column_element_spacing=”default” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” column_link_target=”_self” gradient_direction=”left_to_right” overlay_strength=”0.3″ width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” bg_image_animation=”none” border_type=”simple” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text]In his April 2017 address titled “Songs Sung and Unsung,”  Latter-day Saint leader Jeffrey R. Holland asked listeners to remember that, “it is by divine design that not all the voices in God’s choir are the same.” He goes on to caution members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Church) against “conform[ing] to fictitious stereotypes” and reminds listeners that our Heavenly Father “delights to have us sing in our own voice, not someone else’s.” However, sometimes when it comes to topics that are close to our hearts or families, it can be a struggle to navigate the multitude of voices in the choir. 

One of the most pertinent topics in the Latter-day Saint community today is the generational divide between young and old members of the Church. We each have our own views, shaped by our experiences, but in order to truly love one another and come to appreciate the richness of God’s choir, we must choose to listen to and respect each person’s voice–even if it isn’t in full harmony with our own. روليت عربي

In The Next Mormons, Latter-day Saint author Jana Riess amplifies the voices of four generations of Latter-day Saint members and examines the changing landscape of the Church in America–though many of these trends are represented in European LDS communities as well. Drawing on data from her large-scale national study and in-depth interviews with members of the Church, Riess analyses the religious behaviour of young adult Mormons and finds that while their levels of belief remain strong, their institutional loyalties are less certain than their parents’ and grandparents’.

Throughout the book, Riess explores the tensions between the Church’s strong emphasis on the traditional family and younger members’ more inclusive definition that embraces same-sex couples, women’s equality, and single life. Riess recognises that the world that older members grew up in is not the same one that the younger generations have come to know, and honours the internal struggles they face as they attempt to navigate this generational dissonance. طاولة الروليت  

In The Next Mormons, readers will find a thoughtful collection of stories and insights that paint a moving and informative portrait of “a generation navigating between traditional religion and a rapidly changing culture,” whether that leads them to step away from the Church or honour the nuances of their faith. In doing so, Riess also highlights the need within the Church to extend compassion and understanding to one another in order to bridge this generational divide. سباق الأحصنة  

This book is an invaluable resource for all Latter-day Saints, as it not only amplifies the many diverse voices within our community but also encourages us to love one another–one of God’s greatest commandments.  As Elder Holland reminds us, Christ invites everyone  to “come as you are” and at the end of the day “all God’s critters got a place in the choir.” 

This book is in English and available through Amazon HERE.

 

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WOMEN IN SCRIPTURE: Who They Are and Why We Should Care

[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” column_margin=”default” column_direction=”default” column_direction_tablet=”default” column_direction_phone=”default” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” row_border_radius=”none” row_border_radius_applies=”bg” overlay_strength=”0.3″ gradient_direction=”left_to_right” shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_tablet=”inherit” column_padding_phone=”inherit” column_padding_position=”all” column_element_spacing=”default” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” column_link_target=”_self” gradient_direction=”left_to_right” overlay_strength=”0.3″ width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” bg_image_animation=”none” border_type=”simple” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text]The scriptures feature a vibrant cast of female figures that we can all connect with and learn from. However, it can be hard to find resources that highlight these women and the important roles they play both in the scriptures and as inspiration for women of faith today. موقع مراهنات Here, we have listed three resources that shed light on the stories of these bold and courageous women and remind readers of the unlimited divine potential of women. 

 

1. Women of the New Testament              (Camille Fronk Olson and Elspeth Young)

In this book, authors Camille Olson and Elspeth Young dive into the stories of the 50+ women introduced in the New Testament and reveal what we can all learn from them. Ranging from well-known figures like Mary Magdalene to the often invisible and nameless women referenced throughout the Bible, these stories honour women from all walks of life. Olson and Young highlight how, amid faith traditions that often marginalised women or defined them based on their relationships with men, Christ viewed these women as powerful agents unto themselves. 

Women of the New Testament shows us that the triumphs and struggles that these Biblical women experienced are not that different from our own, and the book serves as an invaluable source of knowledge and inspiration for women of faith everywhere! 

The book is in English and is accessible through: Amazon and Deseret Book

 

2. Women of the Old Testament                        (Camille Fronk Olson and Elspeth Young)

A companion to the previous book, Women of the Old Testament makes it clear that women have been at the heart of God’s plan and holy work since the very beginning. As author Camille Olson states: “Women were not invisible in those ancient days; it is time to bring them out of the shadows today. كيف تربح المال من الانترنت ” Furthermore, the stories they share show readers that there is no one way to be a woman of faith. No two women in this book are the same. Some come from poverty, others from wealth. Some are married, some are single. موقع وليام هيل للمراهنات Some are mothers, others aren’t. Some are raised up in the faith and some are not.

Women of the Old Testament teaches readers that a woman’s circumstances have no bearing on her worth or potential because we are all endowed with the same divine nature and power to do good. It is an endless source of inspiration and encouragement and deserves a place in every woman’s library!

This book is in English and is accessible through: Amazon and Deseret Book.

 

3. Girls Who Choose God: Stories of Courageous Women From the Bible  (McArthur Krishna, Bethany Brady Spalding, and Kathleen Peterson) 

From the authors of Girl’s Guide to Heavenly Mother and the beloved Latter-day Saint artist Kathleen Peterson comes this beautiful collection of Biblical women’s stories. While it may originally have been geared towards children, this book breathes life into the stories of women in the scriptures and makes them                                                                                                           accessible and relatable to women of all ages. 

Authors Krishna, Spalding, and Peterson have also written similar books featuring courageous women from the Book of Mormon and from Latter-day Saint history. We’ve linked them below and highly recommend them as additional sources of inspiration and light!

Girls Who Choose God: Stories of Strong Women from the Book of Mormon 

Girls Who Choose God: Stories of Extraordinary Women from Church History

These books are in English and are accessible through: Amazon and Deseret Book

 

This is just a sample of the resources we have in our Resource Library on the subject of women in the scriptures. Head over there to find more. Happy reading!


Contributor: Clare Hamn
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BOOK REVIEW: At the Pulpit (185 Years of Discourses by Latter-day Saint Women)

[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” column_margin=”default” column_direction=”default” column_direction_tablet=”default” column_direction_phone=”default” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” row_border_radius=”none” row_border_radius_applies=”bg” overlay_strength=”0.3″ gradient_direction=”left_to_right” shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_tablet=”inherit” column_padding_phone=”inherit” column_padding_position=”all” column_element_spacing=”default” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” column_link_target=”_self” gradient_direction=”left_to_right” overlay_strength=”0.3″ width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” bg_image_animation=”none” border_type=”simple” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text]In an assembly of youth leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Church), a young woman named Elsie Brandley gave an address titled “The Religious Crisis of Today.” The world was changing rapidly, she told her audience, and as a result, many youth were becoming estranged from the Church. مراهنات المباريات They had questions, Elsie explained, and they needed to have their questions respected, not dismissed or angrily rebuffed. “Is there a place—a legitimate and reverent place—for inquiry in the building of a testimony? العاب مربحة ” she asked. “We answer—we must answer—yes, and say that the basis of doubt and inquiry has been the genius of the church, the power through which members have fought their way into it.”

Elsie urged intergenerational open-mindedness and compassion, asking leaders of youth: “Listen to what they [the youth] have to say; open your hearts and minds to their problems. Never bid them be silent, but inspire them to cry out to you the innermost questions of their souls. Forget your own convictions in listening to them; remember your convictions only when you come to make reply.”

Elsie’s wise words feel like they could have been delivered last week in a training for youth leaders, but she actually delivered her remarks to the leaders of the Church in 1934! Her speech is one of 54 addresses collected in the volume At the Pulpit: 185 Years of Discourses by Latter-day Saint Women, published by the Church Historian’s Press and available for free online. 

In At the Pulpit, readers will find a thoughtful collection of wisdom, insight, and testimony from women of many walks of life in all eras of the Church’s history. Beginning with early Church matriarchs such cialis how to use cialis as Lucy Mack Smith, Emma Smith, and Eliza R. Snow and continuing through modern women leaders such as Chieko N. لعبة 21 Okazaki, Sheri L. Dew, and Julie B. Beck, At the Pulpit provides a survey of the role women have played in leading and instructing members of the Church throughout the Restoration. The collection of speakers includes European women leaders such as Jutte B. Busche, the first matron of the Frankfurt Temple, and Irina Kratzer, a cardiologist and teacher from Russia, as well as other speakers from South Africa, Mexico, and Canada.

At the Pulpit is an invaluable resource for speakers, teachers, and gospel learners in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Each entry in the volume begins with a historical and biographical note on the speaker’s life, her intended audience, and the context of her remarks. The online version also includes a timeline of the talks; supplemental videos and photos; and seven bonus discourses. The talks’ topics include creating unity within the Church and among its female members; building faith and testimony in the face of challenges; overcoming personal suffering, and other witnesses of gospel truths.

One of the greatest joys of reading this collection is discovering the strength and authoritative witness offered by these Latter-day Saint foremothers. Through world wars and economic depressions, through migrations and personal dark nights of the soul, these women stood at their various pulpits and before diverse audiences to testify of their belief in their Savior and in His Church. As preserved in At the Pulpit, their words remain as a powerful testament of the power of faithful women who speak by the Spirit.

Click on the links above to read Elsie Brandley’s address in full or to explore the At the Pulpit collection for free online!

 

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AS SISTERS IN ZION: Three Must-Reads by Latter-day Saint Women

[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” column_margin=”default” column_direction=”default” column_direction_tablet=”default” column_direction_phone=”default” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” row_border_radius=”none” row_border_radius_applies=”bg” overlay_strength=”0.3″ gradient_direction=”left_to_right” shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_tablet=”inherit” column_padding_phone=”inherit” column_padding_position=”all” column_element_spacing=”default” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” column_link_target=”_self” gradient_direction=”left_to_right” overlay_strength=”0.3″ width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” bg_image_animation=”none” border_type=”simple” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text]Many women who belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Church) are starting to share their lives and stories in uplifting, courageous and strengthening ways. Here we highlight three wonderful collections and reflections that will help you get to know women from all over the world and all walks of life. 1xbet موقع

  1. “Women at Church: Magnifying LDS Women’s Local Impact” – Neylan McBaine 
  2. “A Place to Belong: Reflections from Modern Latter-day Saint Women” – Hollie Rhees Fluhman & Camille Fronk Olson 
  3. “The LDS Women Project”

 

1. Women at Church (Neylan McBaine) 

In her 2014 book, Women at Church – Magnifying LDS Women’s Local Impact, New York-raised Neylan McBaine shares from her well of insights on increasing the inclusion of women in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The book was a product of hundreds of interviews McBaine conducted through the Mormon Women Project (see below). It brings to light, in a sensitive yet bold manner, “those who feel unseen, unheard, and unused” and then goes on to guide the reader through concrete and practical steps that can be taken to make the Church a more inclusive place for women. Much has been said about the experiences of women at Church over the past few years, but few writers, if any, have captured the unique challenges associated with it and wrapped them in constructive ideas as McBaine does. This is a book for men and women, leaders and laypeople. If you read just one book on women at Church, make this the one. 

The book is in English and is accessible through: Amazon and Deseret Books.

 

2. A Place to Belong                                                                                                     (edited by Hollie Rhees Fluhman & Camille Fronk Olson)

A Place to Belong – Reflections from Modern Latter-day Saint Women welcomes you into a  community and chorus of beautiful voices belonging to women from around the world. With honesty and vulnerability, 33 women share their thoughts on belonging, faith, and not-so-perfect families in this unique collection. The editors, Fluhman and Olson, hoped to show “​​that there’s more than one way to be a believing and contributing woman in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.” This book proves to be a resounding success on this count. Moreover, they tactfully showcase the duality of tension and complementarity between women’s issues and faith among women in the Church in a way that leaves the reader with greater compassion, understanding and courage. We highly recommend the read and hope to continue to see more diverse and courageous women share their stories in the future! بينجو اون لاين  

The book is in English and is accessible through: Amazon and Deseret Books.

 

3. The Latter-day Saint Women Project

Originally known as the Mormon Women Project, the (now) LDS Women Project was founded by Neylan McBaine in 2009 to challenge and expand the narrative of the stereotypical woman in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. To date, the LDSWP hosts a library of over 250 interviews with women from around the world, including 30 European women ranging from Portuguese Marina Neto reflecting on racial injustice to Icelandic Sveinbjörg Guðmundsdóttir on translating the Book of Mormon into Icelandic. Beyond interviews, the LDSWP now also offers a series of essays, ready-to-grab posts with quotes by Latter-day Saint women, supplements for Sunday School and much more. العاب استراتيجية اون لاين The LDSWP has created a vast and crucially important living reservoir of faith stories and resources for the Latter-day Saint woman.  

The website is in English with many interviews also available in Spanish. 

 

Here is a taste of the contemporary voice resources found in our new Resource Library. Soon we will be adding our own storytelling series of women from across Europe to the collection.  For a look at what we’ll be sharing, click here.

 

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DIVINE FEMININITY: Three Books on Women and the Priesthood

[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” column_margin=”default” column_direction=”default” column_direction_tablet=”default” column_direction_phone=”default” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” row_border_radius=”none” row_border_radius_applies=”bg” overlay_strength=”0.3″ gradient_direction=”left_to_right” shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_tablet=”inherit” column_padding_phone=”inherit” column_padding_position=”all” column_element_spacing=”default” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” column_link_target=”_self” gradient_direction=”left_to_right” overlay_strength=”0.3″ width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” bg_image_animation=”none” border_type=”simple” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text]Most members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Church) have yet to grasp the concept of “women and the priesthood.” As ordinary women living ordinary lives, how do we access it, how do we use it, what is it anyway and why does it matter? Isn’t it enough to simply be the passive beneficiaries of it through the men in our lives? The authors of these 3 books would beg to differ. كازينو مباشر These faith-promoting and thought-provoking books will help you see the topic in a whole new light. From comparing roles in the priesthood to inherently female experiences to helping us understand the “familial priesthood,”  these books will open your mind and heart in a way you didn’t expect. 

  1. “Live Up To Our Privileges: Women, Power, and Priesthood” – Wendy Ulrich
  2. “The Priesthood Power of Women: In the Temple, Church, and Family” – Barbara Morgan Gardner
  3. “Women and the Priesthood: What One Latter-day Saint Woman Believes” – Sheri Dew  

 

1. Live Up to Our Privileges (Wendy Ulrich)

In this compelling book, Dr Wendy Ulrich expands the discussion beyond priesthood offices and keys and explores how women can access priesthood authority and power on par with men.  With humility and a racing intellect, best-selling author Dr Ulrich walks through priesthood offices and considers how women might take part in “the responsibilities and privileges associated with them.” With many beautiful scriptural and personal comparisons, Dr Ulrich paints a refreshingly inclusive and simple picture of what priesthood power really is and can be to all women who’ll access it. The book leaves the reader with a renewed sense of unity in purpose and a better understanding of how the Gospel as taught by Jesus Christ is one work, for men and women alike. 

The book is in English and is accessible through: Amazon and Deseret Books.

 

2. The Priesthood Power of Women                          (Barbara Morgan Gardner) 

Similar to Live Up to Our Privileges, Barbara Morgan Gardner’s recent book sheds new and welcomed light on the doctrine around women and the priesthood. Gardner gives an illuminating account of the difference between the hierarchical/ecclesiastical priesthood structure that we so often focus on and the patriarchal/familial priesthood structure we rarely mention – if it’s even basically understood. كيفية الربح في الكازينو It’s in this latter familial priesthood structure that women (and men) have much to gain by understanding the equal footing on which it’s based. Gardner asks  “how different our understanding of the priesthood would be, if the emphasis of the leaders of the Church were on the family rather than on the Church”? العاب ربح الجوائز حقيقية Drawing on a well of knowledge and scriptural as well as historical insight, Gardner provides a most enlightening read on this timely and important topic. 

The book is in English and is accessible through: Amazon and Deseret Books

 

3. Women and the Priesthood (Sheri Dew) 

In this revised edition of her existing classic, the beloved and respected Latter-day Saint leader Sheri Dew provides her personal declaration and understanding of women and the priesthood. When Women and the Priesthood was first published in 2013, the topic was hot and in some places contentious and Dew boldly and clearly laid out her beliefs and understanding of the important topic. Besides the solid doctrinal and scriptural teachings presented in her book, Dew draws from decades of her own experience as a leader and woman in a man’s world. We expect many more resources to come out on the topic in the coming years, but                                                                        this book should be a first step in every woman (or man)’s dive into the topic. 

The book is in English and is accessible through: Amazon and Deseret Books

Go to our Resource Library for more resources on women and the priesthood.  Happy reading!

 

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