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10 Responses

  1. Kiri Close says:

    oops! I’ll try not to cuss so much anymore. my bad!

  2. Kiri Close says:

    however, you can now say b—ch & a– on TV these days.

  3. Beverly Hoppe says:

    I was just sustained as CTR 7/8 teacher last week and we’re practicing for the program on 8 Nov. I enjoyed the comments on this website. I’m a retired, never married woman. I grew up as an only child where my dad wasn’t LDS and my mom was inactive, in San Francisco. Fortunately, most kids in my Primary and MIA classes didn’t have the temple marriage family either so I didn’t feel that “out of it.” But in my current ward in an SLC suburb, there are inactive parents, part-member families, etc. I think it is important to get the point across that we can love and respect our parents who may not be living according to church principles. I do NOT have any ideas on how you would handle a situation where the parents are abusive. As several others have said, we do need to be sensitive and teach with the Spirit and ask the Lord to make us sensitive to the needs of the precious children in our charge as Primary workers. That probably sounds “pollyanna”-ish but I think it’s the best we can do.

  4. lorie says:

    So… just wondering if anyone has a story about the value of work or the value of learning that they would like to share thanks!

  5. Debra says:


    I recently posted a comment responding th the topic Polygamy or Priesthood, by a guest poster. I haven’t seen it appear, and a note appears that my “comment is awaiting moderation”.

    I am interested to know why it is being reviewed. Is something in my comment controversial, or have some other reason to not be posted?

    Can one of the moderators please contact me at familylife at mstar dot net and let me know?


  6. mraynes says:

    Sorry, Debra. I’m not quite sure why it got caught. It’s out of moderation now.

  7. Ila Mueller says:

    Thank you for your great ideas with The Creation lesson. I have used this website once before in preparation of my Relief Society lesson and found some wonderful insite and ideas.

  8. Kaye Packer says:

    I found this interesting.. maybe you will too? Is it too harsh?? or ok ??

  9. Marie Sprong says:

    I was baptized October 2012 and called to be a Relief Society Teacher several months before my endowment November 2013. I am loving but also struggling with this calling in that I can lecture and talk (nearly 50 years instructing in and around military) but have little or no experience as a facilitator. Life is further complicated by the fact that I too have been a feminist since before most of the faces I see on this site were born. And, few if any of the women in our RS are feminist. The majority of the women in our RS are life long LDS and very well studied LDS persons who certainly know doctine better than I do. I want to teach. I am not certain as to how I can reach them. My tasking is that of 4th Sunday…the topic is taken from conferences past. My topic for the end of this month is: TFOT “Teaching with the Power and Authority of God,” by D. McConkie. There is no built in question and answer section as in Teachings of Presidents of the Church. I pray and reserch; but this time I am a little stuck. I am hoping someone here may be able to give me some guidance. By the way, love the site. I thought I was the only feminist in LDS and didn’t dare share most of my thoughts about feminism. I do tend to work them into some of my talks in RS and in Sacrament Meetings; but, I am in a very strong traditional LDS area and some of my questions and ideas raise eyebrows. I wasn’t born in the church, I chose the church.

    • Tara Larsen says:

      This is one of my favorite comments I’ve ever read. It’s hard to feel like you’re the only feminist. I lived in a place like you’re describing for a long, long time. I know live in Seattle were feminist-Latter-Day-saints are the norm! I’m so glad you’re teaching because it’s clear we all need to hear it!

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