RE: Elder Dave, The "obey" is directed at the young men too. Just ask a
full time Missionary. There's many many rules "to obey". All
Latter-day Saints (Male and Female) are admonished to obey.The Fifth
Commandment ,Exodus 20:12 "Honor your father and your mother.Ephesians
6:2,3. Honor your Father and Mother”[not Mothers],which is the first
commandment with a promise. God distinguishes father and mother from all other
persons on earth, chooses them and sets them next to Himself, occupying the
highest place in our lives next to God.
Beverly, I am a leader in various aspects of my life including in the community
and at work, so let me share one simple truth that appears to elude you: Before
you learn to lead, you must first learn to obey.No general started
out as a general. First he went through years of training at the feet of a
commanding officer. He has obeyed 10 times longer than he will ever lead.Rare is the CEO who started out as a CEO. He likely spent years working
for "the man", being asked to do things he didn't necessarily agree
with, but he did his best at them anyway.And so it is with our young
people: Before they can lead in their workplaces, communities, and homes, first
they need to learn how to follow.
Lets hope that the same admonishment will be given to young men. Instead of just
young women. The subservient role directed at women in the church instead of
all members is my point. The future needs women to be culturally supported to
be leaders not followers. To obey is a Utah cultural value that still hurts
To Beverly,The "obey" is directed at the young men too.
Just ask a full time Missionary.There's many many rules "to
obey". All Latter-day Saints (Male and Female) are admonished
to obey. This is not aimed at any one gender over the other.To
"obey" the leadership, that the Lord has Chosen, is just a Good Idea.President Monson also "obeys" the counsel from the LORD.
Why is the word "Obey" directed at young women? The responses to my
concern have been generalized to incorporate the "youth." If it is good
to obey, why is it consistently directed at young women and not young men?
Don't all of you obey laws that help society run more smoothly? Do you
bother to understand what was meant by "Obey"?"Obey.
"Obey your parents," President Monson admonished. "Obey the laws of
God. They are given to us by a loving Heavenly Father. If they are obeyed, our
lives will be more fulfilling, less complicated. Our challenges and problems
will be easier to bear. We will receive the Lord's promised blessings. ...
You have but one life to live. Keep it as free from trouble as you can."A simple admonition to help you be happier in your life. But fine,
choose not to obey and suffer the consequences of poorer health, problems with
the law, poverty because you didn't finish school. All problems I have
seen because "obey" was replaced by "rebel" and
Re: Beverly 7:49 a.m. March 25, 2012"In stead of teaching young women
to "obey" wouldn't it be better to teach them to "lead?"It is quite appropriate for a prophet to warn our youth of the dangers
and snares in their path that can lead to unhappiness. Tell young women to
avoid drugs and premarital sex certainly doesn't limit their growth in our
society.Teach the youth correct principles and then let them govern
Rather than teaching young women to "Obey" wouldn't it be better to
teach them to lead? Inculcating the idea that young women should obey limits
their growth in our society.
In stead of teaching young women to "obey" wouldn't it be better to
teach them to "lead?"