Ben Shideler

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God’s Hidden Tribute to Mother Eve: This Will Change the Way You See Womanhood

It deeply pains me that over the course of history, some people have insisted not only that women are inferior to men, but that God agrees.<p>I have …

Theology

Questing for Heavenly Mother

Initially, I resisted reading Rachel Hunt Steenblik’s book Mother’s Milk: Poems in Search of Heavenly Mother. Honestly, I worried this poetry …

Literature

Saint Mary the Protectress

Cathedral at LavraI recently returned from a business trip to Kyiv (Kiev) Ukraine, including two days of just being a tourist. My tour guide was …

The Status of Women in Old Testament Marriage - Noel B. Reynolds

Review of Gordon Paul Hugenberger, Marriage as a Covenant: A Study of Biblical Law and Ethics Governing Marriage Developed from the Perspective of …

Theology

Unveiling Women’s Veils of Authority - Lynne Hilton Wilson

ABSTRACT: The Apostle Paul’s theological explanation for female veil wearing (1 Corinthians 11:2–13) highlights the woman’s head covering as an …

Theology

When the General Relief Society President blessed a lonely pregnant woman

I have recently spoken at several events related to the release of my book, <i>The Power of Godliness</i>. I have opened with several different anecdotes …

Salt Lake City

A Short Thought on a Dream

If gender is eternal—and we are told by our prophets and revelators in no uncertain terms that it is—if women are to preside at the side of our …

What if Beehives Passed the Sacrament Too?

I can still remember turning 12. At least the church parts of it. After I turned 12, my dad ordained me to the Aaronic priesthood, and then I got to …

Theology

Linking Auxiliaries in Leadership Development

<i>Christanne Harrison, a stake Relief Society president in Boston MA, is a guest contributor today at MWP. Christanne grew up in a small town in Idaho</i> …

Women Leaders

The Mother, the Dove, Mercy, and the Holy Spirit

For the past couple of years, I’ve been coming across fascinating tidbits of information that appear to show connections between the Holy Spirit and …

Theology

Men Obey God, Women Obey Men

I’ve noticed lately in both the endowment ceremony, as well as the sealing ceremony, wording that men covenant to obey God, while women covenant to …

Theology

On the Cutting Edge: Counter-Blade Tactics for Real World Survival

A number of years ago, I was tasked with assisting a large Law Enforcement agency with edged weapons defense training. As I reviewed their existing …

9 Lessons From The Hardy Boys | The Art of Manliness

If you are a red-blooded male who came of age sometime in the last 90 years, chances are you grew up with two action-loving, adventure-seeking, …

Grateful about a Mystery I do not Understand

<i>What began as a Mormon Lectionary installment for Easter Sunday turned into an Easter sacrament meeting talk after I was invited to speak in church</i> …

Jesus

On Reinvention: Being In A Constant State of Becoming

When I set out to start writing my own blog I didn’t plan on writing 1,000 posts, nor did I imagine going at it for almost 8 years now.Well, today is …

Communication Skills

Project Managers are Last Planners Too!

We often identify “last planners” as the people responsible for performing the work on a construction site. Although project managers do not perform …

Project Management

The Dangers of Inaction and Idleness | The Art of Manliness

“It is not necessary for a man to be actively bad in order to make a failure in life; simple inaction will accomplish it. Nature has everywhere …

Mercy and the Mother

I have put the words that I believe are related directly to the divine Mother motif in <b>ALL CAPS AND BOLD</b>. The following verses in this article area …

ICYMI: Friend magazine encourages girls to be engineers

I hope each of you takes a moment to look at the February 2016 <i>Friend</i> magazine, which includes an article encouraging girls’ interests in engineering. …

Mother is There

Consider that the tree of life and temple ascension are at their deepest levels tied to birth concepts and actually symbolize the placenta (tree or …

Spirituality

The Maternal Nature of Divinity (Elder Holland) #ldsconf

James Olsen has put together a very good compilation of statements on Heavenly Mother, which are central to the message here.<p>What kind of mortal love …

Spirituality

Why Vision is More Important Than Goals | The Art of Manliness

Another New Year is once again upon us and millions of people around the world are settingW big, ambitious goals and resolutions for themselves …

The Shepherds and The Magoi

<i>[A guest post from Glen Henshaw, a husband, a father, an engineer, a lover and raiser of animals, and a longtime reader of the blog.]</i><p>I’m looking at …

Turning Ordinary Routines Into Powerful Rituals | The Art of Manliness

For Henry David Thoreau, the summer of 1854 had brought the onset of a stifling malaise — one that had left him feeling “trivial,” “cheap,” and …

Bednar: “Priesthood is not Male”

Elder BednarElder and Sister Bednar recently addressed temple workers in Utah County. I received some notes from the address in which Elder Bednar …

Christianity

The Women’s Essay

<i>Neylan McBaine is founder and editor of the Mormon Women Project and author of Women At Church: Magnifying LDS Women’s Local Impact, as well as a</i> …

174: Turning The Key to You - Mormon Discussions Podcasts - Full Lineup

Today we sit down with 3 incredible Sisters in the Church. Suzette Smith returns and she brings along Kristy Money and Fara Sneddon with her. We sit …

Podcasting

Women of the Church–Revolutionizing Mormonism

Women of the Church–Revolutionizing Mormonism<p>October 15, 2015 by Blair Van Dyke<p>Here is my prediction—for what it’s worth. I believe that the greatest …

Mormonism

Adam, Eve and the Order of Creation

One of my blog mates recently called my attention to this quote from President Nelson in the Sunday morning session of General Conference:<p>I found …

Raising Daughters in the Church

I have a 15-year-old exchange student whose English skills and knowledge about the Christian religion are meager, at best. This Sunday she was gifted …

Parenting