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by Only Love
26 May 2018, 18:30
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Ideas for lesson? Help!
Replies: 12
Views: 499

Re: Ideas for lesson? Help!

I think the essay would be a good way to frame either DJ's quotes or my comment, as well. Thanks for these. I was told to pick a topic, and pray for inspiration. I wanted to do the essay, not be controversial, but to be honest...that was in the Ensign and my son and I discussed it this week...he ha...
by Only Love
06 May 2018, 19:50
Forum: Support
Topic: "Follow the prophet, He knows the way..."
Replies: 9
Views: 336

"Follow the prophet, He knows the way..."

How do you explain a prophet's role to your kids? My almost 7 year old greeted me after primary today singing "Follow the Prophet" and waving a homemade sign from her teacher, complete with a plastic straw stick. It has a picture of President Nelson and the words "Follow the Prophet." I was having v...
by Only Love
06 May 2018, 19:40
Forum: Support
Topic: Is it worth it raising daughters in the church?
Replies: 36
Views: 1542

Re: Is it worth it raising daughters in the church?

Not yet, not really. It isn't a part of her narrative. We talk about the cultural origins of sexism in history, and some of how we see it in the church, but mostly we are talking over her head to each other. She and I watched "Little Women" last weekend, and I pointed out that women's rights have c...
by Only Love
02 May 2018, 18:53
Forum: Support
Topic: Is it worth it raising daughters in the church?
Replies: 36
Views: 1542

Re: Is it worth it raising daughters in the church?

I confront it openly and directly, but gently and, usually, charitably. They know I love the Church, but they also know all is not well in Zion - and that the Book of Mormon says those who think and say all is well are headed for woe. Thanks, Curt Sunshine. I can see that balance in your posts and ...
by Only Love
02 May 2018, 18:51
Forum: Support
Topic: Is it worth it raising daughters in the church?
Replies: 36
Views: 1542

Re: Is it worth it raising daughters in the church?

I couldn't agree more with what Curt said. The church needs feminists IN it, not out of it. Women in the church need us, and men in the church need us. And if they don't like it, they can step over my dead body to uphold their antiquated sexist notions because that's what it will take. I will not b...
by Only Love
02 May 2018, 18:45
Forum: Support
Topic: Is it worth it raising daughters in the church?
Replies: 36
Views: 1542

Re: Is it worth it raising daughters in the church?

Dande48, I'm intrigued by this. Are you referring to in the church or outside of it? I can see that being true outside of the church, but I very much had the opposite experience in the church (and I graduated from BYU less than a decade ago.) Both, I guess, though I'm sure it varies from person to ...
by Only Love
02 May 2018, 18:35
Forum: Support
Topic: Is it worth it raising daughters in the church?
Replies: 36
Views: 1542

Re: Is it worth it raising daughters in the church?

Curt Sunshine wrote:
30 Apr 2018, 20:21
Yes, because strong, independent, feminists are needed.

The Church is stronger because my four daughters are in it.
Love that :clap:

How do/did you counter the sexism in the institution and encourage them to be a force for good?
by Only Love
02 May 2018, 18:32
Forum: Support
Topic: Is it worth it raising daughters in the church?
Replies: 36
Views: 1542

Re: Is it worth it raising daughters in the church?

I have one 18 year daughter who is a senior in high school and a 20 year old who is sophomore at Arizona State University. My answer is a "qualified yes" that it's worth it raising daughters in the church. There are considerable negatives such as rampant sexism and misogyny but it's getting better,...
by Only Love
02 May 2018, 18:25
Forum: Support
Topic: Is it worth it raising daughters in the church?
Replies: 36
Views: 1542

Re: Is it worth it raising daughters in the church?

Neutralize the effects. Share how the church is changing to be more gender friendly. Even if it's not enough. Neutralize the "stay home and have babies" forever message, and teach the boys about non-sexist behavior at church and in the world. Thanks, SilentDawning. I'm starting to realize maybe I c...
by Only Love
02 May 2018, 18:23
Forum: Support
Topic: Is it worth it raising daughters in the church?
Replies: 36
Views: 1542

Re: Is it worth it raising daughters in the church?

Is it worth it raising daughters in the church? For myself, I believe it is important to provide a counter to the hyper-sexually charged messages that my children receive in the school/media world they breath. Some of my daughter's school friends wear heavy makeup and have boyfriends at 12. I antic...