We are now moving past the halfway point in this series on the Women of the Book of Mormon. This time we will cover Sarai or as she is better known, Sarah. Sarah is the wife of Abraham. She actually is only mentioned in the Book of Mormon once, in the second book of Nephi. However, she is only there because Nephi’s younger brother, Jacob, is quoting Isaiah.  More »

The third woman in the Women of the Book of Mormon series is Abish, one of my favorite people in the Book of Mormon. Abish is the faithful woman that lived alone, spiritually, with non-believers. I personally identified a lot with her growing up, as I grew up in a rural community in Ohio where the only other Mormons in my school were my siblings.  More »

I’m interrupting my series on Women in the Book of Mormon to talk about something that makes no sense – the LDS Church’s reaction to the Boy Scouts of America’s (BSA) policy changes. I wasn’t going to talk about it, but the reaction makes so little sense, it is hard not to.

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In part two of this Women in the Book of Mormon series (click here for part one) we will look at Sariah, wife of Lehi. Sariah may mean “YHWH is ruler” as a version of the Hebrew Seraiah. Vowels were not written in Hebrew at the time, and Seraiah as Sariah may have been the female version of this male name. It could also be a variation of Sarah or a combination of Sarah and Saria, or even even just Saria with an “h.” More »

When it comes to Mormonism, one of the questions I’ve been asked about recently has to do with the role of women in the Book of Mormon. Specifically, why are there so few named at all? This is a very good question. Personally, I think it is to focus more on the ones that are mentioned, of which there are six – Eve (Adam’s wife), Sarah (Abraham’s wife), Mary (mother of Jesus), Sariah (Lehi’s wife), Abish (a Lamanite), and Isabel (a prostitute). These women each have very special rolls that teach us a great deal. I will talk about each just enough to highlight why they were exceptional enough to be mentioned by name. More »