“Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord.” —1 Corinthians 11:11
“Notwithstanding this preeminence given the creation of woman, she has so frequently through the ages been relegated to a secondary position. She has been put down. She has been denigrated. She has been enslaved. She has been abused. And yet some few of the greatest characters of scripture have been women of integrity, accomplishment, and faith. We have Esther, Naomi, and Ruth of the Old Testament. We have Sariah of the Book of Mormon. We have Mary, the very mother of the Redeemer of the world. Every woman is a daughter of God. You cannot offend her without offending Him. I plead with the men of this Church to look for and nurture the divinity that lies within their companions.” —Gordon B. Hinckley
This Day in LDS History
1857: While on a trip to visit Saints in the eastern and southern states, Elder Parley P. Pratt is murdered in Arkansas and buried near the town of Alma. Before dying he states: “I die a firm believer in the Gospel of Jesus Christ as revealed through the Prophet Joseph Smith…I am dying a martyr to the faith.”
1895: Susan B. Anthony attends a woman suffrage convention in Salt Lake City to lend support to the fight for woman suffrage in Utah.
1995: President Gordon B. Hinckley breaks ground for the Vernal Utah Temple.