Practical Applications for Daughters in My Kingdom

This week, our ward Relief Society received our copies of the new book, Daughters in My Kingdom.  I was so excited to see it finally passed out!

In the last two pages of the Winter 2011 issue, the Exponent II staff lists some applications for using DIMK next year–ways to create lessons using the book, valuable quotes and pictures, and as a model for encouraging Mormon women to write their own history.

We didn’t have room for this insert in our layout, but here’s some additional resources that we think would be helpful for delving deeper into topics that DIMK brings up:

Online Resources
Nauvoo Relief Society Minutes
Woman’s Exponent
Relief Society Magazine 

A Few Mormon Women’s History Books
Mormon Enigma: Emma Hale Smith by Linda K. Newell and Valeen Tippetts Avery
Women of Covenant: the Story of Relief Society by Jill Mulvay Derr, Janath Russell Cannon, and Maureen Ursenbach Beecher
Sisters in Spirit: Mormon Women in Historical and Cultural Perspective edited by Maureen Ursenbach Beecher and Lavina Anderson
Mormon Sisters: Women in Early Utah edited by Claudia L. Bushman

Starfoxy wrote an excellent critique of the book here.  And, Exponent II founding mother, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, gave an informal talk hosted by our friends at Sunstone with her thoughts on this book.

What are your plans for using this book?  What are your ward’s or stake’s plans?


EmilyCC lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her spouse and three children. She currently serves as a stake Just Serve specialists, and she recently returned to school to become a nurse. She is a former editor of Exponent II and a founding blogger at The Exponent.

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6 Responses

  1. EmiG says:

    I just finished the fabulous talk by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich – it’s an hour-long presentation and then a 30 minute Q&A, so plan accordingly, but very worth the time!

    As for practical applications, (the Exponent article mentions this approach) as a Gospel Doctrine teacher in my ward, I’m very deliberately and consciously using quotes from women as often as possible in my lessons. I’m using DiMK (and LDSWave’s “Words of Wisdom”) to locate and identify many of those quotes. For example, this coming week I’m quoting President Zina D.H. Young on testimony from page 56 of DiMK (it’s also in “Words of Wisdom”).

    • EmilyCC says:

      What a great goal, EmiG! I was talking with a RS first counselor this weekend who talked about wanting to use DiMK and the RS Nauvoo Minutes to supplement the George Albert Smith manuals that will be used next year. (Another worthwhile place to insert women’s voices.)

  2. anita says:

    as a RS presidency, we will be teaching a chapter a month for our first Sunday lesson. however, my suggestion that we base our activities for the year on the book (ancient pattern chapter–our activity at the retirement home in our ward, something better–RS birthday activity, cleave unto covenants–temple trip, etc) was nixed by the second counselor who felt that it was too limiting…

    • EmilyCC says:

      Anita, that plan sounds awesome! I hope someone else will take advantage of your good idea.

    • Cindy says:

      Anita on Dec 14th gave some great ideas for using this book. I know she said that it was “nixed” in her ward, but I was wondering if she could still share the ideas that she had for the rest of the year? I would love to use this in my ward. Thanks for your ideas and help

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