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Guides to Heavenly Mother: An Interview with McArthur Krishna and Bethany Brady Spalding

Note: The Dialogue Foundation provides the web format of this article as a courtesy. Please note that there may be unintentional differences from the printed version. For citational and biographical purposes, please use the printed…

The Mask We Must Wear in a Racist Society: Reflections of Black Suffering in the LDS Church Through Art

Finding Rebecca: A Eulogy

The Complementarity Principle

Assuming Power

The Gebirah and Female Power

Women in Workplace Power

Mormon Women in the Ministry

Interview with Brittany Mangelson who is a full-time minister for Community of Christ. She has a master of arts in religion from Graceland University and works as a social media seeker ministry specialist.

Women in Dialogue

While to all outward appearances we had nothing to complain of, the first meeting was an impassioned exchange of frustrations, disappointments and confessions. We had expected some serious confrontations because all attending are not in…

“For the Power is In Them”: Leonard Arrington and the Founders of Exponent II

The Order of Eve: A Matriarchal Priesthood

Elder Oaks clarified that priesthood is the authority and power of God. By extension, that must also be the authority and power of our Heavenly Mother. I decided to give it a name. Not the…

The Stories We Tell—And What They Tell Us

The Power of an Unbroken Woman

Women’s Lived Experience as Authority: Antenarratives and Interactional Power as Tools for Engagement

Multiculturalism as Resistance: Latina Migrants Navigate U.S. Mormon Spaces

Backwards Pioneers

The Mother Tree: Understanding the Spiritual Root of Our Ecological Crisis

Condemn Me Not

Heavenly Mother: The Mother of All Women

Remember Me: Discursive Needlework and the Sewing Sampler of Patty Bartlett Sessions

Roundtable: When Feminists Excommunicate

Roundtable: Mormon Women and the Anatomy of Belonging

Roundtable: Shifting Boundaries of Feminist Theology: What Have We Learned?

A Double Portion: An Intertextual Reading of Hannah (1 Samuel 1–2) and Mark’s Greek Woman (Mark 7:24–30)

The Missing Mrs.

“The Perfect Union of Man and Woman”: Reclamation and Collaboration in Joseph Smith’s Theology Making

Givens argues that one of the things that Joseph Smith was trying to restore was teachings taught to Adam and Eve, in particular men and women working together. Givens also highlighted the existence of Heavenly…

Toward a Mormon Theology of God the Mother

1994:  Janice Allred, “Toward a Mormon Theology of God the Mother,” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol 27 No. 2 (1994): 15–40. It would seem that Mormons who have believed for over a hundred years in the…

Matricidal Patriarchy: Some Thoughts toward Understanding the Devaluation of Women in the Church

Beautiful Naked Women

A History of Two Stories: Women of Covenant: The Story of Relief Society

A Spiritual Map for Singles: A Singular Life: Perspectives for Single Women ; Carol Clark

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A Mormon Mother: An Autobiography by Annie Clark Tanner

Biography of an Indian Latter-day Saint Women: Me and Mine: The Life Story of Helen Sekaquaptewa as told to Louise Udall

Lyrics and Love in Orderville: A review of the music of The Orders is Love by Lex de Azevedo

Fiddlin’ Around in Orderville, or, A Mormon on the Roof: The Order is Love by Carol Lynn Pearson

The Mattress

The Courtship

Snowflake Girl

Triad

My Temple

The Perennial Harlot

Friends

Devotion to Sam

Canyon Country

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Mormon Country Women: With an Introduction by Gordon Thomasson

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Mother’s Day, 1971

Dirt: A Compendium of Household Wisdom

Single Voices: Thoughts on Living Alone

Single Voices: A Candid and Uncensored Interview with a Mormon Career Girl

Single Voices: Journal Jottings

Single Voices: A Letter Home

Somewhere Inbetween

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Belle Spafford: A Sketch

A Survey of Women General Board Members

All Children Are Alike Unto Me

The Mormon Woman and Priesthood Authority: The Other Voice

And Woe Unto Them That Are With Child In Those Days

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Blessed Damozels: Women in Mormon History

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Women: One Man’s Opinion: Women and the Priesthood by Rodney Turner

Sisters Under the Skin: Dear Ellen: Two Mormon Women and Their Letters ; S. George Ellsworth

Three Portraits of Women from the Old Testament

Taking Them Seriously: Mormon Sisters: Women in Early Utah, Claudia L. Bushman, ed.

Generalized Hatred: The Women’s Room by Marilyn French

Two Venturesome Women: Not By Bread Alone: The journal of Martha Spence Heywood, 1850-1856

Out of the Slot: Patriarchs and Politics: The Plight of Mormon Women by Marilyn Warenski

Women Under the Law

Any constitutional amendment unavoidably casts a shadow of uncertainty over its future interpretation and implementation. The Fourteenth Amendment, for example, has far exceeded the originally perceived purpose—elevating the status of blacks—and has come to serve…

New Voices, New Songs: Contemporary Poems by Mormon Women

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Birthing

So this was birthing, this crazy-quilt of contrasts, of senses and feelingsin chaos, coming occasionally to rest, as now, with a sleeping son in the crookof my arm. Had I won the grand prize?

A Time of Decision

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Mary Fielding Smith: Her Ox Goes Marching On

Getting Unmarried in a Married Church

Women and Ordination: Introduction to the Biblical Context

Women and Priesthood

I smiled wryly at the cartoon on the stationery. The picture showed a woman standing before an all-male ecclesiastical board and asking, “Are you trying to tell me that God is not an equal opportunity…

Mormon Women and the Struggle for Definition

I am sensitive to that steadying hand as I attempt to identify and define what for an earlier generation of women identified and defined them as women—their relationship to the Church. 

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The Pink Dialogue and Beyond

Some time in June 1970,I invited a few friends to my house to chat about the then emerging women’s movement. If I had known we were about to make history, I would have taken minutes…

Nothing New Under the Sun: Mormons and Women by Ann Terry, Marilyn Slaght-Griffin and Elizabeth Terry

Skulduggery, Passion, and Everyday Women: Women of the West by Cathy Luchetti in collaboration with Carol Olwell

Voices from the Dust: Women in Zion: Women’s Voices: An Untold History of the Latter-day Saints, 1830-1900

Ministering Angels: Single Women in Mormon Society

I would like to discuss teh social experience of historical Latter-day Saint single women in the context of five questions: (1) Does she have an acceptable reason for being single?

Accolades for Good Wives: Good Wives: Image and Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern New England 1650-1750

Frustration and Fulfillment: Mormon Women Speak by Mary Lythgoe Bradford, ed.

“Strange Fever”: Women West: Covered Wagon Women: Diaries and Letters from the Western Trail 1840-1890 Vols. 1 and 2

A Shaded View: Suribonnet Sisters: True Stories of Mormon Women and Frontier Life

Bleaker by the Dozen?: Life in Large Families: View of Mormon Women, by H. M. Bahr, S. J. Condie, and K. Goodman

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

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…

Exiles for the Principle: LDS Polygamy in Canada

Embry describes the role that polygamy played in the forming of Cardston Canada, both Pre-Manifesto and Post Manifesto.

Mothers and Daughters in Polygamy

An analysis of what the individual wives’ roles are in the 19th century among plural marriages. Embry and Bradley make the argument that the daughters in a polygamous relationship pay attention to how their own…

Women’s Response to Plural Marriage

Mehr shares stories of polygamy in late 19th century and early 20th century. He especially focused on LDS women’s opinions of polygamy when they entered into polygamous relationsips.

Mormon Polyandry in Nauvoo

Van Wagoner defines polyandry as having two or more husbands at the same time. He identifies women who ended up marrying members of the Twelve or Joseph Smith while they were were already married to…

Government-Sponsored Prayer in the Classroom

LDS Women and Priesthood: An Expanded Definition of Priesthood: Some Present and Future Consequences

In seeking to predict what might occur in the Church if priesthood were extended to women, it is helpful to focus attention on some of these organizational dynamics.

LDS Women and Priesthood: The Historical Relationship of Mormon Women and Priesthood

While an examination of that history leaves unanswered the question of women’s ordination to the priesthood, the historical overview of LDS women’s relationship to priesthood suggests a more expansive view than many members now hold.

LDS Women and Priesthood: Scriptural Precedents for Priesthood

I have heard many LDS women approach the issue of women and the priesthood by protesting that they do not want to hold the priesthood because they have no interest in passing the sacrament or…

Depression in Mormon Women

Depression in Mormon Women

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Women Coping: Sideways to the Sun by Linda Sillitoe

A Celebration of Diversity: A Heritage of Faith: Talks Selected from BYU Women’s Conferences

Polygamy, Patrimony, and Prophecy: The Mormon Colonization of Cardston

Lehr discussed the journey undertaken by Charles O. Card to move to Canada and preserve polygamy, before the First Manifesto during a time that members were being hunted down for for their religious beliefs.

A Voice from the Past: The Benson Instructions for Parents

I must admit that the immediate reaction to the “Mothers” speech — largely negative in my immediate circle — caught me off guard. I was meeting with a group of women on the night that…

How Do You Spell Relief? A Panel of Relief Society Presidents

How Do You Spell Relief? A Panel of Relief Society Presidents

How Do You Spell Relief? A Panel of Relief Society Presidents

How Do You Spell Relief? A Panel of Relief Society Presidents

How Do You Spell Relief? A Panel of Relief Society Presidents

What Do Mormon Women Want?: Sisters in Spirit: Mormon Women in Historical and Cultural Perspective

The Women of Fundamentalism: Short Creek, 1953

Bradley describes how even after the Short Creek Raids happened, the women there still believed in plural marriage.

One of the Women

A Tribute to May Swenson

The Mormon Woman as Writer

Rescue from Home: Some Ins and Outs

Speaking Out on Domestic Violence

Theological Foundations of Patriarchy

Woman as Healer in the Modern Church

Comforting the Motherless Children: The Alice Louise Reynolds Women’s Forum

The Good Woman Syndrome

A Strenuous Business: The Achievement of Helen Candland Stark

Mormon Women and the Right to Wage Work

Bearing Out Crosses Gracefully: Sex and the Single Mormon

In Their Own Behalf: The Politicization of Mormon Women and the 1870 Franchise

Song of the Old/Oldsongs: Only Morning in Her Shoes: Poems about Old Women edited by Leatrice Lifshitz

The Extraordinary in the Ordinary: Women’s Stories, Women’s Lives

Sexual Hegemony and Mormon Women: Seeing Ourselves in the Bambara Mirror

On Being Female: A Voice of Contentment

Mormon Women and Families: Women, Family, and Utopia

Women Alone: The Economic and Emotional Plight of Early LDS Women

Women’s Place in the Encyclopedia: Encyclopedia of Mormonism

How Common the Principle? Women as Plural Wives in 1860

A study done to see how many polygamous wives there were at the peak of polygamy in the church.

How Common the Principle? Women as Plural Wives in 1860

How Common the Principle? Women as Plural Wives in 1860

Women’s Rights: Women’s Rights in Old Testament Times by James R. Baker

A Diminished Thing?: Women of Covenant: The Story of Relief Society

If Mormon Women Have Had the Priesthood since 1843, Why Aren’t They Using It?

Familial, Socioeconomic, and Religious Behavior: A Comparison of LDS and Non-LDS Women

In Search of Women’s Language and Feminist Expression Among Nauvoo Wives in A Little Lower Than the Angels

“Seizing Sacred Space”: Women’s Engagement in Early Mormonism

Sustained by Faith and Community: In Their Own Words: Women and the Story of Nauvoo edited by Carol Cornwall Madsen

The Woman of Worth: Impressions of Proverbs 31:10-31

Women of Cards

Quilts as Women’s History: Quilts and Women of the Mormon Migrations: Treasures of Transition

More Than Just a Battle for the Ballot: Battle for the Ballot: Essays on Woman Suffrage in Utah, 1870-1896

Joseph Loved His Women

Women are the Keepers of Secrets

If I Hate My Mother, Can I Love the Heavenly Mother?

A series of questions began to occur to me: If I hate my mother, can I love the Heavenly Mother? If I hate my mother, can I love myself? If I hate God, can I…

“One Flesh”: A Historical Overview of Latter-day Saint Sexuality and Psychology

Preaching the Gospel of Church and Sex: Mormon Women’s Fiction in the Young Woman’s Journal, 1889-1910

Edward Tullidge and the Women of Mormondom

An Expanded Definition of Priesthood? Some Present and Future Consequences

Mormon Women and Priesthood

Life Writings of Frontier Women Series, Vol. 1-5.

First, Mothers and Children: A Postscript to “Moving Zion Southward Parts I & II”

Being a Mormon Woman or “Am I Not a Woman and a Sister? Isn’t That Enough?”

On Being a Mormon Woman

“Dear Brethren” — Claiming a Voice in the Church

Carol Lynn Pearson explains ways she has claimed a voice and encouraged others to do so. 

Pioneers

Midwest Pilgrims: We’re Still Here

Plymouth Rock on the Mississippi

My Short Happy Life with Exponent II

My Short Happy Life with Exponent II

My Short Happy Life with Exponent II

My Short Happy Life with Exponent II

Bodies, Babies, and Birth Control

In this paper I will explore official and unofficial messages that theLDS church has sent to girls and women about childbearing during the twentieth century and the effect those messages have had on women’sreproductive choices.

Temporal Love: Singing the Song of Songs

Eternal Love

How My Mission Saved My Membership

Why I Didn’t Serve a Mission

Junior Companion

Sisterhaters

Missions and the Rhetoric of Male Motivation

“Not Invite but Welcome”: The History and Impact of Church Policy on Sister Missionaries

Present at the Beginning: One Woman’s Journey

Ordaining Women and the Transformation from Sect to Denomination

Over the past forty years the top leadership of the Community of Christ church (until recently the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ o f Latter -Day Saints) has gone through significant changes in religious thought.…

“Kingdom of Priests”: Priesthood Temple and Women in the Old Testament and in the Restoration

Compton considers priesthood as portrayed in Old Testament texts and how women are underrepresented in today’s discourse.

Saints for All Seasons: Lavina Fielding Anderson and Bernard Shaw’s Joan of Arc

Does Justice Rob Mercy? Retribution, Punishment, and Loving our Enemies

“Gender Troubles” and Mormon Women’s Voices: Faithful Transgressions in the American West: Six Twentieth Century Mormon Women’s Autobiographical Acts by Laura L. Bush

Women in a Time Warp: Discoveries: Two Centuries of Poems by Mormon Women, Edited by Sheree Maxwell Bench and Susan Elizabeth Howe

A Woman of Influence: An Advocate for Women: The Public Life of Emmeline B. Wells by Carol Cornwall Madsen

Should Mormon Women Speak Out? Thoughts on Our Place in the World

Balancing Faith and Honesty : Segullah: Writings by Latter-day Saint Women

A Must-Read on Gender Politics : Martha Sonntag Bradley, Pedestals, Podiums: Utah Women, Religious Authority, and Equal Rights

The Kind of Woman Future Historians Will Study : Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History

Meeting Donna Freitas

“A Style of Our Own”: Mormon Women and Modesty

Clothing has been the subject of scriptural injunctions and aperennial topic of Church leaders’ concern. Subtle changes inboth dress standards and rationales for modest dress in the latterhalf of the twentieth century reflect the LDS…

A Price Far above Rubies versus Eight Cows: What’s a Virtuous Woman Worth?

Mormon Women in the History of Second-Wave Feminism

Reading these books in relation to my own life taught me something I should already have known. Mormon women weren’t passive recipients of the new feminism. We helped to create it.

Wives and Other Women: Love, Sex, and Marriage in the Lives of John Q. Cannon, Frank J. Cannon, and Abraham H. Cannon

Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research Conference: To Do the Business of the Church: A Cooperative Paradigm for Examining Gendered Participation within Church Organizational Structure

BYU Women’s Studies Conference: “I Will Sing to the Lord”: Women’s Songs in the Scriptures

Woman: Joint Heiress With Christ

Dialoguing Online: The Best of 10+ Years of Mormons Blogging

Celestial Terms, In the Night, Tangled Women

Review: Negotiating the Paradoxes: Neylan McBaine’s Women at Church Neylan McBaine. Women at Church: Magnifying LDS Women’s Local Impact

Review: Empowerment at the Local Level Neylan McBaine. Women at Church: Magnifying LDS Women’s Local Impact

Standards Night

Pornographic

In Light

Mormon Priesthood Against the Meritocracy

A Letter to My Mormon Daughter

Mormon Feminist Perspectives on the Mormon Digital Awakening: A Study of Identity and Personal Narratives

Mormon Feminism: The Next Forty Years

Review: Full Lives but Not Fulfilling Paula Kelly Harline. The Polygamous Wives Writing Club: From the Diaries of Mormon Pioneer Women

Issue Art: Page Turner

Complicated Womanhood Julie Debra Neuffer. Helen Andelin and the Fascinating Womanhood Movement

On Virtue: What Bathsheba Taught Me about My Maligned Sisters

The Struggle for Female Authority in Biblical and Mormon Tradition

A Mormon Midrash?: LDS Creation Narratives Reconsidered

Latter-day Saints, with other groups in the Judeo-Christian tradition, accept as scripture the stories of creation found in Genesis 1-3 but are unique in accepting as scripture three other parallel versions of the same stories.

Guides to Heavenly Mother: An Interview with McArthur Krishna and Bethany Brady Spalding

Note: The Dialogue Foundation provides the web format of this article as a courtesy. Please note that there may be unintentional differences from the printed version. For citational and biographical purposes, please use the printed…

The Mask We Must Wear in a Racist Society: Reflections of Black Suffering in the LDS Church Through Art

Finding Rebecca: A Eulogy

The Complementarity Principle

Assuming Power

The Gebirah and Female Power

Women in Workplace Power

Mormon Women in the Ministry

Interview with Brittany Mangelson who is a full-time minister for Community of Christ. She has a master of arts in religion from Graceland University and works as a social media seeker ministry specialist.

Women in Dialogue

While to all outward appearances we had nothing to complain of, the first meeting was an impassioned exchange of frustrations, disappointments and confessions. We had expected some serious confrontations because all attending are not in…

“For the Power is In Them”: Leonard Arrington and the Founders of Exponent II

The Order of Eve: A Matriarchal Priesthood

Elder Oaks clarified that priesthood is the authority and power of God. By extension, that must also be the authority and power of our Heavenly Mother. I decided to give it a name. Not the…

The Stories We Tell—And What They Tell Us

The Power of an Unbroken Woman

Women’s Lived Experience as Authority: Antenarratives and Interactional Power as Tools for Engagement

Multiculturalism as Resistance: Latina Migrants Navigate U.S. Mormon Spaces

Backwards Pioneers

The Mother Tree: Understanding the Spiritual Root of Our Ecological Crisis

Condemn Me Not

Heavenly Mother: The Mother of All Women

Remember Me: Discursive Needlework and the Sewing Sampler of Patty Bartlett Sessions

Roundtable: When Feminists Excommunicate

Roundtable: Mormon Women and the Anatomy of Belonging

Roundtable: Shifting Boundaries of Feminist Theology: What Have We Learned?

A Double Portion: An Intertextual Reading of Hannah (1 Samuel 1–2) and Mark’s Greek Woman (Mark 7:24–30)

The Missing Mrs.

“The Perfect Union of Man and Woman”: Reclamation and Collaboration in Joseph Smith’s Theology Making

Givens argues that one of the things that Joseph Smith was trying to restore was teachings taught to Adam and Eve, in particular men and women working together. Givens also highlighted the existence of Heavenly…

Toward a Mormon Theology of God the Mother

1994:  Janice Allred, “Toward a Mormon Theology of God the Mother,” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol 27 No. 2 (1994): 15–40. It would seem that Mormons who have believed for over a hundred years in the…

Matricidal Patriarchy: Some Thoughts toward Understanding the Devaluation of Women in the Church

Beautiful Naked Women

A History of Two Stories: Women of Covenant: The Story of Relief Society

A Spiritual Map for Singles: A Singular Life: Perspectives for Single Women ; Carol Clark

Untitled

A Mormon Mother: An Autobiography by Annie Clark Tanner

Biography of an Indian Latter-day Saint Women: Me and Mine: The Life Story of Helen Sekaquaptewa as told to Louise Udall

Lyrics and Love in Orderville: A review of the music of The Orders is Love by Lex de Azevedo

Fiddlin’ Around in Orderville, or, A Mormon on the Roof: The Order is Love by Carol Lynn Pearson

The Mattress

The Courtship

Snowflake Girl

Triad

My Temple

The Perennial Harlot

Friends

Devotion to Sam

Canyon Country

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Mormon Country Women: With an Introduction by Gordon Thomasson

Untitled

Mother’s Day, 1971

Dirt: A Compendium of Household Wisdom

Single Voices: Thoughts on Living Alone

Single Voices: A Candid and Uncensored Interview with a Mormon Career Girl

Single Voices: Journal Jottings

Single Voices: A Letter Home

Somewhere Inbetween

Untitled

Belle Spafford: A Sketch

A Survey of Women General Board Members

All Children Are Alike Unto Me

The Mormon Woman and Priesthood Authority: The Other Voice

And Woe Unto Them That Are With Child In Those Days

Having One’s Cake and Eating It Too

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Blessed Damozels: Women in Mormon History

I Married a Family

Full House

On Women

On Women

Women: One Man’s Opinion: Women and the Priesthood by Rodney Turner

Sisters Under the Skin: Dear Ellen: Two Mormon Women and Their Letters ; S. George Ellsworth

Three Portraits of Women from the Old Testament

Taking Them Seriously: Mormon Sisters: Women in Early Utah, Claudia L. Bushman, ed.

Generalized Hatred: The Women’s Room by Marilyn French

Two Venturesome Women: Not By Bread Alone: The journal of Martha Spence Heywood, 1850-1856

Out of the Slot: Patriarchs and Politics: The Plight of Mormon Women by Marilyn Warenski

Women Under the Law

Any constitutional amendment unavoidably casts a shadow of uncertainty over its future interpretation and implementation. The Fourteenth Amendment, for example, has far exceeded the originally perceived purpose—elevating the status of blacks—and has come to serve…

New Voices, New Songs: Contemporary Poems by Mormon Women

The Last Project

Birthing

So this was birthing, this crazy-quilt of contrasts, of senses and feelingsin chaos, coming occasionally to rest, as now, with a sleeping son in the crookof my arm. Had I won the grand prize?

A Time of Decision

My Personal Rubicon

Mary Fielding Smith: Her Ox Goes Marching On

Getting Unmarried in a Married Church

Women and Ordination: Introduction to the Biblical Context

Women and Priesthood

I smiled wryly at the cartoon on the stationery. The picture showed a woman standing before an all-male ecclesiastical board and asking, “Are you trying to tell me that God is not an equal opportunity…

Mormon Women and the Struggle for Definition

I am sensitive to that steadying hand as I attempt to identify and define what for an earlier generation of women identified and defined them as women—their relationship to the Church. 

Untitled

The Pink Dialogue and Beyond

Some time in June 1970,I invited a few friends to my house to chat about the then emerging women’s movement. If I had known we were about to make history, I would have taken minutes…

Nothing New Under the Sun: Mormons and Women by Ann Terry, Marilyn Slaght-Griffin and Elizabeth Terry

Skulduggery, Passion, and Everyday Women: Women of the West by Cathy Luchetti in collaboration with Carol Olwell

Voices from the Dust: Women in Zion: Women’s Voices: An Untold History of the Latter-day Saints, 1830-1900

Ministering Angels: Single Women in Mormon Society

I would like to discuss teh social experience of historical Latter-day Saint single women in the context of five questions: (1) Does she have an acceptable reason for being single?

Accolades for Good Wives: Good Wives: Image and Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern New England 1650-1750

Frustration and Fulfillment: Mormon Women Speak by Mary Lythgoe Bradford, ed.

“Strange Fever”: Women West: Covered Wagon Women: Diaries and Letters from the Western Trail 1840-1890 Vols. 1 and 2

A Shaded View: Suribonnet Sisters: True Stories of Mormon Women and Frontier Life

Bleaker by the Dozen?: Life in Large Families: View of Mormon Women, by H. M. Bahr, S. J. Condie, and K. Goodman

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

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…

Exiles for the Principle: LDS Polygamy in Canada

Embry describes the role that polygamy played in the forming of Cardston Canada, both Pre-Manifesto and Post Manifesto.

Mothers and Daughters in Polygamy

An analysis of what the individual wives’ roles are in the 19th century among plural marriages. Embry and Bradley make the argument that the daughters in a polygamous relationship pay attention to how their own…

Women’s Response to Plural Marriage

Mehr shares stories of polygamy in late 19th century and early 20th century. He especially focused on LDS women’s opinions of polygamy when they entered into polygamous relationsips.

Mormon Polyandry in Nauvoo

Van Wagoner defines polyandry as having two or more husbands at the same time. He identifies women who ended up marrying members of the Twelve or Joseph Smith while they were were already married to…

Government-Sponsored Prayer in the Classroom

LDS Women and Priesthood: An Expanded Definition of Priesthood: Some Present and Future Consequences

In seeking to predict what might occur in the Church if priesthood were extended to women, it is helpful to focus attention on some of these organizational dynamics.

LDS Women and Priesthood: The Historical Relationship of Mormon Women and Priesthood

While an examination of that history leaves unanswered the question of women’s ordination to the priesthood, the historical overview of LDS women’s relationship to priesthood suggests a more expansive view than many members now hold.

LDS Women and Priesthood: Scriptural Precedents for Priesthood

I have heard many LDS women approach the issue of women and the priesthood by protesting that they do not want to hold the priesthood because they have no interest in passing the sacrament or…

Depression in Mormon Women

Depression in Mormon Women

Bluhm, Harry P. Depression in Mormon Women

Women Coping: Sideways to the Sun by Linda Sillitoe

A Celebration of Diversity: A Heritage of Faith: Talks Selected from BYU Women’s Conferences

Polygamy, Patrimony, and Prophecy: The Mormon Colonization of Cardston

Lehr discussed the journey undertaken by Charles O. Card to move to Canada and preserve polygamy, before the First Manifesto during a time that members were being hunted down for for their religious beliefs.

A Voice from the Past: The Benson Instructions for Parents

I must admit that the immediate reaction to the “Mothers” speech — largely negative in my immediate circle — caught me off guard. I was meeting with a group of women on the night that…

How Do You Spell Relief? A Panel of Relief Society Presidents

How Do You Spell Relief? A Panel of Relief Society Presidents

How Do You Spell Relief? A Panel of Relief Society Presidents

How Do You Spell Relief? A Panel of Relief Society Presidents

How Do You Spell Relief? A Panel of Relief Society Presidents

What Do Mormon Women Want?: Sisters in Spirit: Mormon Women in Historical and Cultural Perspective

The Women of Fundamentalism: Short Creek, 1953

Bradley describes how even after the Short Creek Raids happened, the women there still believed in plural marriage.

One of the Women

A Tribute to May Swenson

The Mormon Woman as Writer

Rescue from Home: Some Ins and Outs

Speaking Out on Domestic Violence

Theological Foundations of Patriarchy

Woman as Healer in the Modern Church

Comforting the Motherless Children: The Alice Louise Reynolds Women’s Forum

The Good Woman Syndrome

A Strenuous Business: The Achievement of Helen Candland Stark

Mormon Women and the Right to Wage Work

Bearing Out Crosses Gracefully: Sex and the Single Mormon

In Their Own Behalf: The Politicization of Mormon Women and the 1870 Franchise

Song of the Old/Oldsongs: Only Morning in Her Shoes: Poems about Old Women edited by Leatrice Lifshitz

The Extraordinary in the Ordinary: Women’s Stories, Women’s Lives

Sexual Hegemony and Mormon Women: Seeing Ourselves in the Bambara Mirror

On Being Female: A Voice of Contentment

Mormon Women and Families: Women, Family, and Utopia

Women Alone: The Economic and Emotional Plight of Early LDS Women

Women’s Place in the Encyclopedia: Encyclopedia of Mormonism

How Common the Principle? Women as Plural Wives in 1860

A study done to see how many polygamous wives there were at the peak of polygamy in the church.

How Common the Principle? Women as Plural Wives in 1860

How Common the Principle? Women as Plural Wives in 1860

Women’s Rights: Women’s Rights in Old Testament Times by James R. Baker

A Diminished Thing?: Women of Covenant: The Story of Relief Society

If Mormon Women Have Had the Priesthood since 1843, Why Aren’t They Using It?

Familial, Socioeconomic, and Religious Behavior: A Comparison of LDS and Non-LDS Women

In Search of Women’s Language and Feminist Expression Among Nauvoo Wives in A Little Lower Than the Angels

“Seizing Sacred Space”: Women’s Engagement in Early Mormonism

Sustained by Faith and Community: In Their Own Words: Women and the Story of Nauvoo edited by Carol Cornwall Madsen

The Woman of Worth: Impressions of Proverbs 31:10-31

Women of Cards

Quilts as Women’s History: Quilts and Women of the Mormon Migrations: Treasures of Transition

More Than Just a Battle for the Ballot: Battle for the Ballot: Essays on Woman Suffrage in Utah, 1870-1896

Joseph Loved His Women

Women are the Keepers of Secrets

If I Hate My Mother, Can I Love the Heavenly Mother?

A series of questions began to occur to me: If I hate my mother, can I love the Heavenly Mother? If I hate my mother, can I love myself? If I hate God, can I…

“One Flesh”: A Historical Overview of Latter-day Saint Sexuality and Psychology

Preaching the Gospel of Church and Sex: Mormon Women’s Fiction in the Young Woman’s Journal, 1889-1910

Edward Tullidge and the Women of Mormondom

An Expanded Definition of Priesthood? Some Present and Future Consequences

Mormon Women and Priesthood

Life Writings of Frontier Women Series, Vol. 1-5.

First, Mothers and Children: A Postscript to “Moving Zion Southward Parts I & II”

Being a Mormon Woman or “Am I Not a Woman and a Sister? Isn’t That Enough?”

On Being a Mormon Woman

“Dear Brethren” — Claiming a Voice in the Church

Carol Lynn Pearson explains ways she has claimed a voice and encouraged others to do so. 

Pioneers

Midwest Pilgrims: We’re Still Here

Plymouth Rock on the Mississippi

My Short Happy Life with Exponent II

My Short Happy Life with Exponent II

My Short Happy Life with Exponent II

My Short Happy Life with Exponent II

Bodies, Babies, and Birth Control

In this paper I will explore official and unofficial messages that theLDS church has sent to girls and women about childbearing during the twentieth century and the effect those messages have had on women’sreproductive choices.

Temporal Love: Singing the Song of Songs

Eternal Love

How My Mission Saved My Membership

Why I Didn’t Serve a Mission

Junior Companion

Sisterhaters

Missions and the Rhetoric of Male Motivation

“Not Invite but Welcome”: The History and Impact of Church Policy on Sister Missionaries

Present at the Beginning: One Woman’s Journey

Ordaining Women and the Transformation from Sect to Denomination

Over the past forty years the top leadership of the Community of Christ church (until recently the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ o f Latter -Day Saints) has gone through significant changes in religious thought.…

“Kingdom of Priests”: Priesthood Temple and Women in the Old Testament and in the Restoration

Compton considers priesthood as portrayed in Old Testament texts and how women are underrepresented in today’s discourse.

Saints for All Seasons: Lavina Fielding Anderson and Bernard Shaw’s Joan of Arc

Does Justice Rob Mercy? Retribution, Punishment, and Loving our Enemies

“Gender Troubles” and Mormon Women’s Voices: Faithful Transgressions in the American West: Six Twentieth Century Mormon Women’s Autobiographical Acts by Laura L. Bush

Women in a Time Warp: Discoveries: Two Centuries of Poems by Mormon Women, Edited by Sheree Maxwell Bench and Susan Elizabeth Howe

A Woman of Influence: An Advocate for Women: The Public Life of Emmeline B. Wells by Carol Cornwall Madsen

Should Mormon Women Speak Out? Thoughts on Our Place in the World

Balancing Faith and Honesty : Segullah: Writings by Latter-day Saint Women

A Must-Read on Gender Politics : Martha Sonntag Bradley, Pedestals, Podiums: Utah Women, Religious Authority, and Equal Rights

The Kind of Woman Future Historians Will Study : Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History

Meeting Donna Freitas

“A Style of Our Own”: Mormon Women and Modesty

Clothing has been the subject of scriptural injunctions and aperennial topic of Church leaders’ concern. Subtle changes inboth dress standards and rationales for modest dress in the latterhalf of the twentieth century reflect the LDS…

A Price Far above Rubies versus Eight Cows: What’s a Virtuous Woman Worth?

Mormon Women in the History of Second-Wave Feminism

Reading these books in relation to my own life taught me something I should already have known. Mormon women weren’t passive recipients of the new feminism. We helped to create it.

Wives and Other Women: Love, Sex, and Marriage in the Lives of John Q. Cannon, Frank J. Cannon, and Abraham H. Cannon

Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research Conference: To Do the Business of the Church: A Cooperative Paradigm for Examining Gendered Participation within Church Organizational Structure

BYU Women’s Studies Conference: “I Will Sing to the Lord”: Women’s Songs in the Scriptures

Woman: Joint Heiress With Christ

Dialoguing Online: The Best of 10+ Years of Mormons Blogging

Celestial Terms, In the Night, Tangled Women

Review: Negotiating the Paradoxes: Neylan McBaine’s Women at Church Neylan McBaine. Women at Church: Magnifying LDS Women’s Local Impact

Review: Empowerment at the Local Level Neylan McBaine. Women at Church: Magnifying LDS Women’s Local Impact

Standards Night

Pornographic

In Light

Mormon Priesthood Against the Meritocracy

A Letter to My Mormon Daughter

Mormon Feminist Perspectives on the Mormon Digital Awakening: A Study of Identity and Personal Narratives

Mormon Feminism: The Next Forty Years

Review: Full Lives but Not Fulfilling Paula Kelly Harline. The Polygamous Wives Writing Club: From the Diaries of Mormon Pioneer Women

Issue Art: Page Turner

Complicated Womanhood Julie Debra Neuffer. Helen Andelin and the Fascinating Womanhood Movement

On Virtue: What Bathsheba Taught Me about My Maligned Sisters

The Struggle for Female Authority in Biblical and Mormon Tradition

A Mormon Midrash?: LDS Creation Narratives Reconsidered

Latter-day Saints, with other groups in the Judeo-Christian tradition, accept as scripture the stories of creation found in Genesis 1-3 but are unique in accepting as scripture three other parallel versions of the same stories.