Friday, July 18, 2014

A Mormon Woman

I am a Mormon woman.
I love being a Mormon, and being a woman in the Mormon church is 
indescribably satisfying to me.
Lately in our church, there has been turmoil around many important topics- 
including a woman's place in our faith.
I love my Mormon sisters regardless of where they stand on this particular issue.
Though in lots of ways we are different, we also know that we are all 
daughters of the same Heavenly Father, which binds us as sisters.

 I know I am a loved daughter of a Heavenly Father who knows me personally.  
He yearns for me to realize all of the potential that I have been given.
I know that Christ is the Savior of the world.  He died for me, and you, 
and everyone.  He is our greatest advocate and loves us unconditionally.
I believe that we have a prophet today- a living prophet.  
He is God's mouthpiece.  I trust him completely.   
I will follow him with my heart 100% fully obedient to his words.

I think its most wise to align myself and my actions with what the prophets
are teaching and if they don't align, I am off- not them, not ever.
It takes courage not compromise for God's approval.
I feel I need to stress again the fact that I love my all of my Mormon sisters--
I respect them because they are good mothers,
daughters, friends, providers, and because they genuinely want to be good.  
They work hard, they have families and children whom they are responsible for.  
I appreciate that because I know it's sometimes challenging,
 especially in today's world.
But in that same breath, I also fear for them because Mormon women
are also covenant keeping women,
 and when they break or forget those covenants they have made with God, 
they cannot be protected, prepared, trusted, or empowered.

And that is what I have to say about that.
Have a great weekend.