Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Who's the boss?

Who’s the boss? Is a very interesting question. I have always struggled with the attitude that because a man has the priesthood he is the boss. I was in a leadership meeting with the stake young men’s president and the stake young women’s president. I have actually been in many but in this particular situation the yw leader kept deferring every question that was asked to the ym leader, even if it was a question directed at her. Needless to say this drove me crazy. I understand that we need to respect the priesthood authority that they have but that does not mean that we have to be subservient to them.

D&C 121:39 - We have learned by sad experience that it is the nature and disposition of almost all men, as soon as they get a little authority, as they suppose, they will immediately begin to exercise unrighteous dominion.

As women we need to not let this happen. It is our responsibility to not let men have this kind of control. I was just talking to my husband about this. He is the stake President and has had to deal with this happening a lot. He also mentioned that having a personality that is controlling it is hard to not let that happen when women are not willing to stand up and voice their opinion. So it is our responsibility as women to voice our opinions and make sure that we are being heard or we will be put along with the men with allowing them to have unrighteous dominion.

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