LDS Church releases more than 50 discourses by Mormon women online

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints made more than 50 discourses given by Mormon women available online for free, the LDS Church announced Thursday morning. The discourses — which were originally gathered and released in a book, “At the Pulpit:185 Years of Discourses by Latter-day Saint Women,” last year — feature talks by […]

Why early LDS women gave blessings of healing (and why we don’t today)

In the time since The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized in 1830, revelation has come to prophets and apostles a piece at a time. The Church has experienced steady progression as more revelation has been given to prophets little by little. Because revelation often comes gradually, practices in the Church also evolve […]

General women’s meetings: Then and now

On Nov. 1, 2013, the First Presidency announced that a general women’s meeting would be held the Saturday before each general conference for all women, young women and girls 8 and older. The news came as a surprise and a delight to LDS women worldwide, but the meeting is hardly the first of its kind. […]

Birth names, married names and sensitivity to personal choice

Newlywed Alison Dyer is currently facing the same question millions of women grapple with every year — the name change. She got married in the Draper LDS Temple in August, then moved to Virginia with her husband and now is a week away from getting her new driver’s license. The pressure is on. “I’ve always […]