Mother in Israel, Judge in Israel

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April Young Bennett

April Young Bennett is an advocate, mother, professional, lover of the arts, hater (but doer) of housework and seeker of truth.

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  1. Em says:

    I think it would be an adjustment, but it would be every bit as likely to be good as if we had a male bishop. The overall tone of the ward depends so much on the attitude and priorities of the Bishop, so I think the big distinguishing feature is more the individual, rather than the gender of the individual. When you have someone authoritarian or controlling, regardless of whether the person is a man or woman, there can be potential problems. Our current bishop is really loving, sensitive and is a good listener. I think a woman would do a great job too.

  2. Caroline says:

    I have nothing but feelings of utter happiness at the thought of a woman bishop. For so many reasons: A) it gives more people chances to serve in demanding callings. b) it would utilize the skills and talents of people who have not had opportunities for ward leadership because of the current policy c) it would show my kids that women are spiritual authorities just as capable as men spiritual authorities. d) it would give women the chance to understand, experience, and grow from the pressures and issues that so many male bishops deal with, e) it would be easier for some women to discuss certain intimate things with a woman bishop f) it would return some young fathers back to the home where they belong if women could serve sometimes as bishop.

    I could go on forever. Yes to women bishops. Absolutely.

  3. Cruelest Month says:

    Yes, yes, yes! I can think of many women who would make wonderful bishops. The last time my stake presidency changed up leadership a newly called counselor told a “funny” story. He was released as bishop and enjoyed a month off before he was called into the stake presidency. When his young children found out about the calling they cried and said, “But we just got you back. We’ll never see you again.” I wanted to cry too. “Turn down the calling!!! Pick your kids. They are more important.” So many capable women in our stake could have held that calling. Far fewer children crying for absent fathers.

    • Jess R says:

      This is something I’ve had a hard time understanding – because the church pushes the whole stay-at-home-mom/working-dad thing, men miss out on time with their kids during the day. But then they are the ones who have callings like bishop and stake president that take them away from home in the evening. It makes it so hard for kids to get dad time.

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