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Stay-at-Home Vs. Working Moms: Why We All Feel Like Outsiders in the Church

Both stay-at-home and working moms agree--they often feel judged, isolated, and looked down on as members of the Church. Why is that?

Every woman is different. Every family is different. So every family situation will be unique. Instead of judging or comparing, we can learn much from supporting one another and trusting that our fellow sisters, like ourselves, are using personal revelation and relying on Heavenly Father to find the best path for them--a path that will undoubtedly be different from our own.

When three new apostles were sustained as the newest members of the Quorum of the Twelve, church members scurried to learn more about these men and their wives. A great deal of interest landed on Sister Ruth Renlund, former attorney and mother to one daughter. An interview with Ruth from The Mormon Women Project offered a beautiful, humble and honest portrait.

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What happened next isn’t pretty.

The MWP article was soon flooded with judgmental, cruel comments about Sister Renlund– accusing her of ignoring prophetic counsel, assuaging her own vanity and neglectful parenting. These comments didn’t come from anti-Mormons or internet trolls; the spiteful words were written by our own people,

fellow saints,

primarily women,

Sisters in Zion.

We have a problem.

Lead image from Segullah.
Read the rest of this story at segullah.org/blog/