Who is a woman’s Lord?
“The woman is the glory of the man; what is the glory of the woman? It is her virginity until she gives it into the hands of the man that will be her Lord and master to all eternity.”
from “The Roles of Men and Women” President Brigham Young, 8 October 1861
“Well, go on: let the good work continue. This is my prayer all the time. Are all the families of Israel and every woman striving herself to play well her part and reverence her husband as her lord ; for he is her lord. Will she ever have another ? No, never; and if she ever expects to have another, she has not learned ” Mormonism” aright. She may tear herself loose from him and attach another, but she may have a worse one: she ought to have a worse one. If she cannot learn to honour him, the next one she gets, if she is permitted to have another, ought to be a worse one. How shall women honour their husbands ? Just as we honour brother Brigham in his place, and the authorities of the Wards in their places; because upon him is laid the responsibility of that family, and he cannot get rid of it. He is in duty bound to purge them of their follies, and they are in duty bound to listen to his reproofs and honour him and pray for him, that he may be led aright.
Do the women, when they pray, remember their husbands ? Do you pray for brother Brigham ? Yes, you should always pray for him. But when you pray for him, do you pray also for your own husband, that he may have the inspiration of the Almighty to lead and govern his family as the lord ? Do you uphold your husband before God as your lord? “What! —my husband to be my lord?” I ask, Can you get into the celestial kingdom without him ? Have any of you been there ? You will remember that you never got into the celestial kingdom without the aid of your husband. If you did, it was because your husband was away, and some one had to act proxy for him. No woman will get into the celestial kingdom, except her husband receives her, if she is worthy to have a husband ; and if not, somebody will receive her as a servant.”
From “Journal of Discourses Remarks by Elder Erastus Snow,” delivered in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, Sunday Morning, October i, 1851
Are these quotes still accurate?