Let’s Hear It for the (Mission Presidents’) Wives!

It’s that time of year when information about the new mission presidents is shared in the LDS Church News. Each year, the LDS Church News publishes a very brief bio and photo of each mission president couple. Each bio follows a very clear script. We learn the following information about both the mission president and his […]

Stories and Advice for Sister Missionaries: An Interview with the Authors of Do Not Attempt in Heels

Elise Babbel Hall (L) and Jennifer Rockwood Knight (R). by Naomi Watkins We can all relate to sitting in Sunday school classes or attending dinner parties where individuals begin stories with “When I was on my mission…” or who proclaim that their missions were the best two years of their lives.  I admit that as […]

Podcast #5: Recently Returned Sister Missionaries

Newly called sister missionaries gather on Temple Square in December 2012. With the recent change in missionary age requirements, more women than ever are choosing to serve LDS missions. In this episode, Drew talks with recently returned missionaries Kate Clayson and Annie Williams about sleep deprivation, the age change, and having too much free time. […]

Mission Possible: Financial Preparation for Sisters

Image credit: Kristen Klein by Kelli Sauvé With the fairly recent announcement lowering the missionary age to 19 for sisters, there has been a sharp increase in the number of young women signing up to serve missions.  This is wonderful and exciting!  If you are one of those young women considering serving a mission I […]

Free Will vs. Peer Pressure

Image credit: Alex Brown by Bryn Watkins I’m all about the aphorisms. Let me share one that you’ve undoubtedly read before, from good ol’ Henry David: “I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.” He’s right. Not a single more encouraging fact exists […]

Voices from the Past: Elizabeth Claridge McCune

by Celeste Tholen Rosenlof Sometimes, reviewing the past gives us a clearer picture of the future we hope to forge. Looking around the classrooms and chapels of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I don’t always find women who think like me or have similar aspirations. Though I know other women like me […]

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