Articles/Essays – Volume 18, No. 2

Crying Change in a Permanent World: Contemporary Mormon Women on Motherhood

1985: Linda Wilcox, “Crying Change in a Permanent World,” Dialogue 18.2 (Summer 1985): 116 – 127.

Women in the Mormon Church are encouraged toward traditional roles and attitudes that discourage personal, familial, and societal change. The ideal female role is that of a non-wage-earning wife and mother in a nuclear family where the husband is the provider and the woman’s energies are directed toward her family, the Church, and perhaps community service.