This morning for my scripture study I wanted to study more about my role as a wife. I have been doing that recently with a fresh copy of The Book of Mormon, but I wanted to know what modern day prophets had to say to me. I searched "wife" on LDS.org The results? "Love your wife", "Being a loving husband and father", "Thou shalt love thy wife with all thy heart".
In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints it is a core belief that women play an equal part in their marriage relationship. We are loved and cared for by the men who hold the Priesthood of God. I love the idea that men who hold the priesthood also hold women lovingly and tenderly. Men allow women to be women. We can cry at sappy movies and "ooh" and "aah" over newborn babies. As men love women, women can also more fully love men. Thus, we both fulfill our responsibilities.
Much like a circular glass of water can hold as much water as a square glass of water, men and women, though different, do equal work in the kingdom in God.
I am no more loved by my Heavenly Father than my husband, and my husband is no more loved by my Heavenly Father than me. I am so grateful to be a woman in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints!