There is a long-standing tradition in the church to use honorific titles identifying priesthood positions for men at just about every level beginning when they become missionaries. Elder, Bishop, President. Women — even those who hold similarly named positions — are generally referred to as simply “sister.” In my 45 years in the church, I can recall less than a handful of times when a woman was referred to by title. When I was 19 we moved to England while my dad took a sabbatical from BYU. My mom soon made a dear friend in the mission president’s wife.... Read more »
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Notes From All Over
- Montreal Mormon Flash Mob Musically Shares Christmas Message December 22, 2014
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- Behind the Scenes at the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert December 18, 2014
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- Church Marks Centennial of World War I Christmas Truce December 16, 2014
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