When I was single, my male counterparts in my student ward were repeatedly admonished to prepare to preside over their future homes. Such speeches troubled me. What did that mean I was preparing for? To step down as president of my own life and be demoted to a less responsible role?
I investigated the matter by doing a search of the term preside in the home at lds.org. I found some scary results indeed and other less offensive articles that emphasized the equality of husband and wife. I didn’t know what to make of this until I reorganized my results chronologically and saw that preside was a rapidly evolving term.Read More