Finally, his wife, Karla Durrant, half-jokingly asked, “Isn’t there one for me?”
Nope. There is no detailed church manual telling a Mormon bishop’s wife how to shoulder all the child care when her husband is in endless meetings, how to support her spouse as he juggles a career and a seemingly full-time church assignment, how to be a role model without acting as if she has been appointed mother of the ward.
“Everybody knew I wasn’t perfect,” Karla recalls.
Clarity about her new role as the bishop’s wife — which began a year ago this month — came only when she followed her grandfather’s advice, passed down through her mother, Blanding resident Renee Pincock.
Crack open the LDS scriptures, the advice went, to a revelation given to Emma Smith through her husband, church founder and prophet Joseph Smith and recorded in Doctrine & Covenants Section 25.