Women

September 13, 2022 10:00 AM MDT
“If we could unleash the full influence of covenant-keeping women, the kingdom of God and the world would change overnight.” —Sheri Dew
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June 27, 2022 10:17 AM 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. Check out these stylish, smartly designed temple bags perfect for a sweetheart, friend, or even yourself!
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June 10, 2022 11:23 AM MDT
London called their long-distance friendship “a very slow, very patient conversation,” but one in which they’ve truly gotten to know each other, find commonalities, and share decades of personal stories.
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June 08, 2022 03:47 PM MDT
“The idea that the Church, of all places, should be lectured to by our larger culture—by Hollywood—about its violence and misogyny defies everything in my life’s experience and that of many other women I know.”
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June 07, 2022 12:18 PM MDT
In studying this week’s “Come, Follow Me” chapters, I found some new gems in the story of Ruth and Naomi that have changed my outlook on my own female friendships.
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April 27, 2022 10:23 AM MDT
As it portrays world wars, technological changes, and unprecedented Church growth, ‘Saints,’ vol. 3 highlights many Latter-day Saint women and their remarkable contributions.
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April 19, 2022 12:56 PM MDT
I don’t know that it ever changes—the need to fit in. In one way or another, I think we all long for it. We want to be part of something. To be accepted. To be celebrated just the way that we are.
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April 13, 2022 11:40 AM MDT
It is hard for me to fully imagine what the women must have experienced as they came to the tomb and found it empty.
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By  Emily Abel
March 29, 2022 12:27 PM MDT
To delight of many, a women’s session of general conference will be held this year. Catch up on the history of the women’s session with this timeline.
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March 25, 2022 04:50 PM MDT
The last women’s session of general conference was held in October 2020. Here is one quote from each address to help remind you what was said:
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March 25, 2022 09:30 AM MDT
After joining the Church in the US, Sahar Qumsiyeh began the difficult journey of living her faith and strengthening the Saints back in her homeland of Palestine.
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March 21, 2022 07:00 AM MDT
I've been thinking a lot about Latter-day Saint women who put their time, effort, and energy toward being a disciple of Christ, and how this looks different for every woman.
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March 16, 2022 02:15 PM MDT
President Jean B. Bingham has seen firsthand how President Nelson’s noteworthy and unique perspective has been a blessing to Latter-day Saint women.
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March 16, 2022 10:11 AM MDT
As the first president of the Relief Society, Emma's words, recorded in Relief Society meeting minutes, continue to inspire and encourage us to increase our faith and charity.
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March 15, 2022 11:30 AM MDT
“In the life of Christ, [we can] see the devotion that was shown by woman. She was last to linger at the Cross, and was first at the Sepulchre.”
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March 08, 2022 12:02 PM MST
Church leaders took to social media to honor important, impressive, and inspirational women in their lives.
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March 08, 2022 09:05 AM MST
Many women, including Rebekah, Hannah, Elisabeth, and Mary all prophesied, there are only a few who are actually designated as “prophetess” in the Bible.
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February 16, 2022 10:52 AM MST
Education isn’t merely a suggestion—it’s a commandment.
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February 11, 2022 09:50 AM MST
A new letter from the First Presidency announced the return of a women’s session for the April 2022 general conference.
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February 04, 2022 03:25 PM MST
The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is also the God of Sarah, Rebekah, and Leah, and the wives of the patriarchs offer powerful examples of righteous living in difficult times.
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January 14, 2022 12:00 PM MST
“She wanted to know what women did in our Church, and that was all the encouragement I needed to give her a glimpse into life as a Latter-day Saint woman.”

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December 16, 2021 02:29 PM MST
These heartfelt poems connect Christmas with the cross, and bring perspectives on Mary that only women can.
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December 06, 2021 06:15 PM MST
As a Japanese-American living in Hawaii after the Pearl Harbor bombing, Sister Chieko Okazaki faced racism and discrimination throughout her life.
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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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By  Emily Abel
September 20, 2021 10:00 AM MDT
God is calling on women to help. To lift. To listen. To unite. To love.
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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
“My dear sisters, you who are our vital associates during this winding-up scene, the day that President Kimball foresaw is today. You are the women he foresaw!”
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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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July 29, 2020 04:20 PM MDT
What I’ve learned working with great historians is that they’re never afraid to really wrestle with the very human complexities that these stories offer. And for me, as a member of the Church, that complexity is actually what boosts my testimony.
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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
Women of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have embraced their roles and contributed invaluable time, talents, perspectives, love, hard work, and prayers to building up Zion.
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June 13, 2020 11:00 AM MDT
It’s tempting to think that any compliment to a woman is a good one. But many compliments carry undertones or emotional baggage that we may not even be aware of.
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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
Editor’s note: 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
Emily Hill would go through more challenges than her 20-year-old self setting sail to join the Saints ever thought she would. But those experiences helped her write prose that would inspire millions.
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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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