I love reading non-fiction books, cooking colorful food, and running in the sunshine. I’m married to my best friend and we have two wild and cute kids. I was born and raised a Mormon in beautiful California and have spent most of my adult life serving in the Young Women’s program, which I love. I am grateful for the opportunities that Mormonism offers me to serve others, grow amazing friendships, and connect with the Divine.
Why I believe Women should be Ordained:
“…He inviteth them all to come unto him and partake of his goodness; and he denieth none that come unto him, black and white, bond and free, male and female; and he remembereth the heathen; and all are alike unto God, both Jew and Gentile.” -2 Nephi 26:33
I believe that part of God’s goodness is the authority and power to act in His name, and that both males and females should be able to partake of this goodness by leading, blessing, healing and serving others through the priesthood.
I don’t personally have a strong desire to hold the priesthood, but I have never heard a justification for why women do not hold the priesthood that makes sense to both my mind and my heart. I pray for a day when the priesthood will be given to members based on their desire and worthiness and not their body parts.