Women

October 15, 2021 03:16 PM MDT
Tammy Uzelac Hall explains why “virtue” is less about chastity or modesty and more about the power we receive though covenants.
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September 06, 2021 01:00 PM MDT
No matter how often you make it to the temple, it’s nice to have a special bag designated just for your temple clothing. Whether your temple bag is getting a little worn out or you’ve never had one, there are plenty of options! Fine craftsmanship and quality details make these bags stylish and functional choices. These bags are perfectly arranged to accommodate temple clothing and even have a little room to spare.
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July 27, 2021 11:22 AM MDT
In a recent Church News video, Camille N. Johnson, Primary General President, reflects on her experience serving on executive councils in the Church.
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June 04, 2021 04:43 PM MDT
Sister Amy A. Wright was just called as the Second Counselor in the Primary General Presidency during April 2021 general conference, but that’s not the first time her name has been heard over the pulpit. In 2017, Sister Bonnie H. Cordon shared a story in the women’s session of general conference about how Sister Wright battled cancer by serving others.
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May 07, 2021 05:57 PM MDT
In September 1979, President Spencer W. Kimball was hospitalized so he asked his wife to read his talk in a general women’s meeting.
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January 12, 2021 01:58 PM MST
This excerpt adapted from Women and the Priesthood originally ran on LDS Living in March 2018.
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December 11, 2020 06:00 PM MST
In this week's episode of This Is the Gospel, Sue faces the grim possibility that her husband will not recover from a vital but dangerous surgery. And to add to her worries, COVID strikes, leaving her without in-person contact to her ailing parents who are in a nursing home in Pennsylvania. But right when it all seems too much to bear, a phone call from Sue's daughter reminds her of her power to call upon heaven to help her family.
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September 24, 2020 02:01 PM MDT
As we harness the right tools, studying the scriptures can draw us to Jesus Christ. That is the hope of Daniel Smith, producer of the “Messages of Christ” YouTube channel. On his most recent project, the Women and Jesus video series, he is joined by Heather Ruth Pack. She provides a woman’s perspective and helps by writing and editing each video script. Together, their love for the scriptures shines through as they prayerfully tell the stories of the women who interacted with the Savior thousands of years ago.
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Coinciding with August being National Women’s Suffrage Month, the Church Historian’s Press has announced the online publication of six additional volumes of the diaries of Latter-day Saint leader and women’s rights activist Emmeline B. Wells, covering 1892 to 1896.
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By  LDS Living
July 29, 2020 04:20 PM MDT
This story originally ran in the July/August 2020 issue of LDS Living.
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July 21, 2020 10:30 PM MDT
This story originally ran in the July/August 2020 issue of LDS Living.
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July 08, 2020 11:51 AM MDT
This story originally ran in the July/August 2020 issue of LDS Living.
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June 13, 2020 11:00 AM MDT
This article originally ran on LDS Living in November 2014.
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May 01, 2020 02:06 PM MDT
A group of BYU professors recently set out to examine the female experience in a top-10, predominately male collegiate accounting program. They believe the results of the research are not only helpful in an academic or professional setting but that it could even apply to our ward councils and our families.
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March 11, 2020 12:00 PM MDT
Camille Fronk Olson is a professor emeritus of ancient scripture and former department chair at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. Her research and publications have focused on women in the Bible and Palestinian families. She loves to travel, garden, and research stories about her ancestors. She scored when she married Paul Olson, a decision that included the blessing of two children and four grandchildren.
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Fun
March 05, 2020 12:08 PM MST
An informal survey from one of the Church historians found that almost no one could name five women from Church history. (Can you? I could, barely!) So, when Bethany and I wanted to do a book about Church history women, we had a lot of research to do. (Thank goodness for the learned and gracious church historians who were a fountain of knowledge— and good humor!) The exciting thing for me was not just learning their names but seeing all the astounding things these women accomplished.
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February 17, 2020 12:00 PM MST
Ashley Mae (Ashmae) Hoiland received a BFA in painting and an MFA in creative writing from Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. She is the author of 100 Birds Taught Me to Fly and the illustrator of Mother’s Milk: Poems Searching for Heavenly Mother. A writer at the By Common Consent blog, she lives in Santa Cruz, California, with her three children and husband
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December 18, 2019 10:00 PM MST
This story originally ran on LDS Living in August 2014.
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November 13, 2019 10:00 PM MST
There are over 7.1 million members of the Relief Society—the largest women's organization in the world. Though there are many similarities among Latter-day Saint women, like a shared belief in the gospel, everyone has a different background and story. Here are some outstanding women who show the wonderful diversity of our worldwide sisterhood.
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November 13, 2019 09:24 AM MST
In 1848, Miriam Slade visited her cousins, the Hills, in southwest England. They always looked forward to seeing Miriam, for she brought a certain fun charm and attitude when she was in town. However, this time was different: she had recently adopted a new religion, and all she could seem to do was talk about it. She told her family: “God had spoken from the heavens to a man named Joseph Smith; the Gospel was restored to the earth, the honest in heart were commanded to gather to the land of Zion for safety, for this was the last Dispensation, and the hour of God’s judgment had come!” She had joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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July 12, 2019 01:29 PM MDT
"Women have remarkable influence," President M. Russell Ballard recently posted on Instagram. "You sisters have been divinely endowed with a unique kind of discernment and strength that differs in some ways from the gifts our Heavenly Father gave His sons. These differences are intentional and eternal. They don’t make you better than a man, nor do they make you inferior to him. They just make you different—wonderfully, deliberately, everlastingly so."
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July 08, 2019 06:00 PM MDT
Latter-day Saint women have always been able to hold their own. The doctrine and practices of the Church regarding women give us confidence born of the Spirit and teach us how to lead, teach, testify, rally others to a worthy cause, and express ourselves. And it has always been so. . . .
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June 26, 2019 12:24 PM MDT
The Bible tells us of God’s careful concern as He reflected on His newly created world and pronounced all things that were made “very good.” We are introduced to Eve: “And I, the Lord God, said unto mine Only Begotten, that it was not good that the man should be alone; wherefore, I will make an help meet for him” (Moses 3:18).
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June 08, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
The following article was originally shared on LDS Living in June 2016.
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June 03, 2019 09:23 AM MDT
In creating the world, God was organized and methodical. The foundations were built such that each step built upon the next. But when almost all the creative work was done, the Lord noted that Adam was alone: “And I, the Lord God, said unto mine Only Begotten, that it was not good that the man should be alone; wherefore, I will make an help meet for him…. And I, the Lord God, caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam; and he slept, and I took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh in the stead thereof; And the rib which I, the Lord God, had taken from man, made I a woman, and brought her unto the man” (Moses 2:18, 21–22). It was clear that Adam, on his own, was unequal to the tasks ahead of him. He needed a partner. It was then that Eve was brought forth. It was only after her creation that the world was complete.
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May 27, 2019 09:25 AM MDT
Eveline Marie Charlet Kleinert was born at Pully, Vaud, Switzerland, on February 9, 1878, the daughter of Marc Louis Charlet and Delphine Catherine Vionnet. She was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on October 1, 1896, at the age of 18, about a year and a half after her parents’ baptism.
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May 22, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
I am ashamed to say that I had read the Book of Mormon a number of times and still managed to miss most of the women. We could examine my psychology to figure why that is, but frankly, I think it is more interesting to talk about the women I discovered when I finally read while paying attention. Here are just a few powerful moments I found involving women in the Book of Mormon.
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March 08, 2019 06:33 PM MST
In October 2018, our prophetPresident Russell M. Nelson made it clear how essential women are in building the Kingdom of God, telling the sisters, “We need your strength, your conversion, your conviction, your ability to lead, your wisdom, and your voices.”
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March 02, 2019 04:40 PM MST
In a bold disregard for male superiority, the Savior was not ashamed to describe Himself by using feminine images. He is the mother hen yearning to protect her own under her ample wings if they will come to Him in faith (Matthew 23:37; Luke 13:37), and the woman who searched her house until she found the lost coin (Luke 15:8–10). He invited all who were thirsty to come to Him and drink from His koilia (John 7:37–38), an interesting but debated image. The term refers to a “hollow of the body” and is typically translated as “belly” or “womb.”
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February 12, 2019 05:15 PM MST
In every aspect of Christ's ministry on earth and in heaven, women have held a prominent role as witnesses and receivers of His divinity and grace. Eve knew, worshipped, and offered sacrifices for the premortal Christ. Mary brought the Son of God into this world. The Samaritan woman witnessed Christ's first recorded declaration that He was the Messiah of the world. Mary and other women witnessed our Savior at the tomb after His resurrection. The angel Moroni showed Mary Whitmer the gold plates, allowing her to be a witness of their truth. Clearly, women hold a significant and sacred role in the eyes of our Savior and in His ministry. Camille Fronk Olson speaks of this role in her book Women of the New Testament.
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January 04, 2019 04:55 PM MST
Anyone who wears a veil, whether it is a bride on her wedding day, a nun taking her vows, or an ancient queen at her coronation, often does so to outwardly signify an elevation in her status, sanctification, and power. Veils convey the idea that the object within the veil is precious, holy, and powerful.
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November 19, 2018 02:46 PM MST
While in Uruguay during his South American ministery tour, President Russell M. Nelson had an extensive interview with Sergio Rubin, Pope Francis’ official biographer. During this interview, the two discussed the Rome Italy Temple, mass shootings, the growth of the Church, polygamy, abortion, same-sex attraction, and much more. During the conversation, the status of women in the Church also arose. Sarah Jane Weaver from the Church News recently wrote about this question and President Nelson's inspired response.
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November 02, 2018 09:15 AM MDT
We couldn’t believe it. There we were, sitting across the computer screen from Corrine Stokoe, famous fashion blogger and all-out amazing person from Mint Arrow. We’d followed her for years and admired her business prowess, but what we talked about in the interview went much deeper than the latest fashions. She opened her heart about her newfound commitment to reading the Book of Mormon and how she has felt God guide her online presence. That was one of our first interviews over at The Women with Fire podcast, where we interview some of the most prominent influential Latter-day Saint women about how God has been a part of their business.
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October 17, 2018 05:43 PM MDT
Latter-day Saint singer and songwriter Jennifer Manges recently released her new music video for her upcoming single, “I Am a Woman.” The inspiring lyrics testify of the beauty and importance of women in the world today.
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October 05, 2018 09:00 AM MDT
In October 2017, the Church issued a statement regarding a change in the way the priesthood and women’s sessions of general conference are held. In a letter, the First Presidency stated that the two meetings would be held annually, with priesthood session in April and women’s session in October.
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September 18, 2018 01:32 PM MDT
Two leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Relief Society and Young Women organizations recently opened a dialogue with Chile’s Minister of Women and Gender Equity, Isabel Plá.
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August 11, 2018 03:00 PM MDT
In the decade it took for us to research, pray over, write, and re-write 18 essays about the Messiah, we read works by New Testament scholars. One whose specialty was social and religious customs in His day had a formula; he said that seeing the content or plot of a scripture in the context of its time and place revealed important messages. Simply put, he said, “Content in context is meaning.”
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July 19, 2018 07:00 AM MDT
As an English major, I have enjoyed taking several classes on ethics and social justice that address issues like implicit bias, racism, and sexism. I love the way these classes opened my eyes to things I had never noticed before about the world around me. While I had always known that equal rights were important, I became more sensitive to the importance of these issues in a way I never had before. I felt that gaining this wisdom was invaluable—that it would make me a stronger, more sensitive voice, both in my career and in my service in the Church.
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July 14, 2018 01:00 PM MDT
This article is republished with permission from Book of Mormon Central. For more inspiring and instructive content on the Book of Mormon visit Book of Mormon Central, subscribe to our mailing list, see our YouTube videos, and follow us on Facebook.
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By  LDS Living
July 06, 2018 09:00 AM MDT
Including the inspiring accounts of women leaders in the church as well as the real life, raw experiences of women facing illness, loss, and loneliness these 13 books remind all women just how strong and important they are no matter the storms they face in their lives.
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June 25, 2018 08:36 AM MDT
Did you know that women’s suffrage was originally granted to the Utah Territory in 1870, but it was revoked by the U.S. government in 1887 in attempt to eliminate polygamy? Utah women had to fight to regain this right, which was granted in 1895 when the Utah Territory became a state—Utah’s State Constitution was written to include women’s right to vote and run for office 25 years before the 19th Amendment was passed.
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June 22, 2018 02:00 PM MDT
As women, we are bombarded with impossible expectations about our bodies through social media, movies, television, the internet, and almost everywhere else you can imagine. It seems everywhere we turn we are told that our worth comes from our appearance and we will never be enough.
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By  LDS Living
June 07, 2018 06:50 PM MDT
In a letter to her husband, Joseph, Emma Hale Smith wrote, “I desire the Spirit of God to know and understand myself, that I might be able to overcome whatever of tradition or nature that would not tend to my exaltation in the eternal worlds. I desire a fruitful, active mind, that I may be able to comprehend the designs of God, when revealed through His servants without doubting.”
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May 31, 2018 03:28 PM MDT
The following is from the 2014 BYU Religious Education Student Symposium. In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the revelation that extended the priesthood to black men in the Church, we wanted to share this article highlighting female black pioneers and their sacrifices for their faith.
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May 25, 2018 03:03 PM MDT
It’s interesting to me that LDS women don’t like to identify themselves as “LDS women.”
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May 19, 2018 02:15 PM MDT
For most of my life, I have had to build bridges interculturally. I remember very clearly the point at which I made the choice to be a bridge builder. On December 7, 1941, the day the Japanese Imperial Air Force destroyed the American fleet at Pearl Harbor, I was 15 years old. When we saw the planes and heard the bombs, we didn't know if a landing party was on its way, if the Americans would retaliate, or which side might pose the most danger to us as Japanese-Americans.
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May 12, 2018 09:49 AM MDT
We know the First Presidency and apostles sacrifice much to serve the Lord and members around the world, but sometimes we fail to recognize the women who travel with them, stand beside them, and sacrifice just as much for our Church. Learn a little more about the wives of the apostles.
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By  LDS Living
May 09, 2018 08:39 PM MDT
Leading up to Mother's Day, the Church released a powerful video showing the role mothers, aunts, sisters, and women play in the lives of those they love. A message on lds.org states, "If you ever feel like you’re not enough, remember that to some you are everything. Women are creators of heaven on earth, partners with God in His work."
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By  LDS Living
April 18, 2018 02:36 PM MDT
On Tuesday, April 17, Barbara Bush, former first lady and wife to former U.S. president George H.W. Bush, passed away at the age of 92. We honor her legacy of Christian values and her advocacy for the family.
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April 17, 2018 02:56 PM MDT
After her incredible finish in the Boston Marathon, LDS runner Sarah Sellers's finish on Monday has been deemed "improbable." In fact, she still can't believe it. “I mean, I still can’t believe I finished second,” Sellers, 26, told msn.com. “I’m going to wake up and this will be a dream.”
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Fun
April 10, 2018 03:55 PM MDT
Last night on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, LDS woman Kitanna Belnap Taylor secured $5,000 and is set to continue in tonight's episode.
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April 10, 2018 02:04 PM MDT
In this past general conference, President M. Russell Ballard encouraged that “Church members—both men and women—should not hesitate, if they desire, to run for public office at any level of government wherever they live.” He continued, “Our voices are essential today and important in our schools, our cities, and our countries” (“Precious Gifts from God,” general conference, April 2018). Here are eight LDS women in U.S. politics who have already dedicated their lives and their voices to making the world a better place.
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March 19, 2018 03:10 PM MDT
During an interview with the Deseret News, billionaire Gail Miller shared powerful insights into her life as the wife of Larry H. Miller and into what it's like being a woman in business. Among her powerful responses, Gail explained how her faith has grown as an LDS woman and shared an important message for LDS women living in the world today.
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March 17, 2018 09:49 AM MDT
Sister Julie B. Beck was serving as first counselor in the Young Women general presidency when she was called as general president of the Relief Society in the spring of 2007, succeeding Sister Bonnie D. Parkin. Serving approximately six million women in 170 countries can seem like an insurmountable task, but Sister Beck found strength to continue the Relief Society’s legacy of love and service by studying its history and the lives of her predecessors and by relying on the Atonement. In a 2012 interview with LDS Living, Sister Beck shared some lessons she learned during her time as Relief Society general president. In celebration of the 176th anniversary of the Relief Society, we are sharing them again.
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By  LDS Living
March 17, 2018 09:38 AM MDT
In 1842, Joseph Smith offered six sermons to the Relief Society of Nauvoo. His words of counsel and instruction offer deep insights into what themes were most relevant to the women of the Church. Take a quick peek at what he said with our list of five things Joseph Smith wanted women to know.
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March 13, 2018 10:00 PM MDT
Throughout history, the arts have been greatly benefited by women—including Latter-day Saint women. While there are many women whom we could recognize, here are eight who have stood firm in their beliefs as they followed their passions.
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February 01, 2018 11:00 AM MST
Studies of the Old Testament usually focus on God’s dealings with His prophets, but the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is also the God of Sarah, Rebekah, and Leah. The wives of the patriarchs offer powerful examples of righteous living in difficult times.
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January 24, 2018 02:00 PM MST
On January 24, the Church announced the release of a new line of garments for women: the stretch cotton garment. This new garment style features a redesigned sleeve to eliminate excess fabric under the arm, and customized fits for average or full bust and lower or natural waist.
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January 13, 2018 04:45 PM MST
This article is republished with permission from Book of Mormon Central. For more inspiring and instructive content on the Book of Mormon visit Book of Mormon Central, subscribe to our mailing list, see our YouTube videos, and follow us on Facebook.
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