Wednesday, June 3, 2015


I don't know why I titled this post feminism. Maybe it is one of those publicist ploys where I name a post something that doesn't really have anything to do with the content, but it catches your eye and that makes you read it. Tricky-tricky. GOTCHA.

As most people who read this blog know, I am a marriage and family studies major. I felt embarrassed about that when I first switched, but then I realized that 1) It's not like I sit around taking sewing and home economics classes (not that that's bad, if that's what you're into) 2) It is fascinating and  3) I could do homework all day long and never get bored because I love it so much. So then I wasn't so embarrassed anymore.  Since this is my major,  and I attend BYU-I (fun fact: Cornell had a family studies major until just a few years ago), I read a lot of talks from General Authorities about the topics we are studying in class, when applicable.

Today, this is what impressed me from Elder Richard G. Scott (Receive the Temple Blessings, 1999):

"You will make giving of self to wife and children a primary focus of your life. Occasionally a man attempts to control the destiny of each family member. He makes all the decisions. His wife is subjected to his personal whims. Whether that is the [cultural] custom or not is immaterial. It is not the way of the Lord. It is not the way a Latter-day Saint husband treats his wife and family."

Maybe ordain women and some other non-lds feminist groups should just come to General Conference.....

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