Defining Yourself: Not For Anyone Else

I’ve been thinking an awful lot lately about what defines me.

Growing up in the LDS Church and having a super strong LDS mother has greatly affected the way I define myself. We’ve been taught that women play an important part in the LDS family. We are commanded to multiply and replenish the earth and to become “Mothers Who Know”. We are taught to respect womanhood because of how important it is in the LDS family structure. We are surrounded by mothers that we put on a pedestal because of their kind hearts, work ethic and unfailing charity. We celebrate motherhood in the LDS Church. We revere women who sacrifice everything for their families. And that’s great! Families are wonderful. Strong, good women who are mothers in the latter days are amazing women!

What’s NOT great is that we all define ourselves by that standard.

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