Motherhood: More than Maternity

A mother laughs and plays with her children, who are sitting in a hammock.

In God’s eyes, “mother” is the title of any woman who nurtures the coming generations.  From a legal perspective, being a mother is defined by biology or adoption. When Mother’s Day comes around, it can seem like a dismissal of women who do not fill that role. In The Church… Continue reading

Finding Spiritual Treasures: Accessing Priesthood Power as a Woman

President Russel M. Nelson speaks of “spiritual treasures” available in the temple. But what are they and how can we draw on them? As women in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we may find it hard to understand our role in priesthood organizations and callings. President Russell… Continue reading

The Lord Needs Self-Reliant Women

Let us do all we can to invest in our potential—earthly and divine—so we may be ready for all God has in store for us. Undoubtedly, God has commanded us to educate ourselves. Obtaining education from good sources, including but not limited to a traditional college education, allows us to… Continue reading

Ordinary Wonder Women

Wonder women in comic form

Sometimes we feel like we’re the only ones who’ve faced our particular challenges. Luckily, we can look to examples of wise, strong, and courageous women who have overcome enormous challenges themselves. When I was younger, the women in my ward guided, served, and loved me with astounding strength and wisdom.… Continue reading

How Are Women Connected to the Priesthood?

When men and women understand how women are connected to the priesthood, they will find peace while accomplishing their role in God’s plan. In the past, women have not been treated equally, and even today they are still fighting for equality. Some people question whether The Church of Jesus Christ… Continue reading

The Good You Accomplished Today

Although some days you look at your to-do list and feel frustrated that you didn’t get as much done as you had hoped, take heart that you made more difference than you realized. The Mormon Message “You Never Know” is a good reminder that the most important things you do… Continue reading

Three Lessons to Learn from Infertility

Why do some couples struggle with infertility? Here’s what I’ve learned. One of the first commandments that God gave to Adam and Eve was to “multiply and replenish the earth” (Moses 2:28). Having a family is a central teaching of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—but what about… Continue reading

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Since 1975, countries around the world have celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8th. In honor of the holiday, here are five articles that celebrate courageous, faithful women. WOMEN: AN UNSTOPPABLE FORCE FOR GOOD Through decades of leadership and sacrifice, women of the Church have made amazing strides in improving the… Continue reading

Not Ordained but Called: Women and the Priesthood

For a long time, I believed that women didn’t exercise the priesthood. But a class I took at BYU taught me how wrong I was. I’ve often grappled with women’s roles in the priesthood. For the majority of my life, I thought the priesthood was something that only men had… Continue reading

Conflicting Cultures: The Role of LDS Women

I was determined to show everyone that I could be an amazing mother and an unstoppable lawyer, yet I felt like no matter what I did, people would be unhappy. One of the most controversial discourses about Mormon culture regards the role of women. The world outside of the Church… Continue reading