Hi, my name is Sherry. I’ve been a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints all of my life. I work and volunteer part-time for a non-profit organization in the mental health field. In my spare time, I enjoy sewing, writing and singing.
I’ve had conflicting emotions about church history for the past three years. My faith crisis has been one of the most difficult times in my life. I admire those people who can believe unconditionally. I wish I was one of them.
The inequality is everywhere. Women not being able to hold the priesthood is where the inequality begins. Women can’t hold the priesthood. Women can only be sealed to one man, even if the husband dies. But a man can be sealed to many women. If his wife dies, he’s free to marry and be sealed to another woman.
If a husband is found not worthy to hold the priesthood, then there is no priesthood in the home, no matter how devout the wife is.
When my youngest daughter was the Laurel president, she came to me and asked me about the messages from her leadership that were being sent to her peers about purity and the singular role of women as mothers. I found these messages to be extremely alarming!
I believe that the Church can only improve with the inclusion of women in its leadership. I believe women should be ordained.