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The status of women in Mormonism has been a source of public debate since before the death of Joseph Smith in Various denominations within the Latter Day Saint movement have taken different paths on the subject of women and their role in the church and in society. Nineteenth and early 20th-century accounts of Mormon history often neglected women's role in founding the religion. Roberts's famous seven-volume history, History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints only mentions a few women. In the secular sphere, Utah Territory was at the forefront of women's suffrage; in , it became one of the first states or territories in the Union to grant women the vote,  though the federal government removed the franchise from women in via the Edmunds—Tucker Act. Education and scholarship was also a primary concern for Mormon women. Religious missions, like Bathsheba W. Smith 's mission to southern Utah to preach "woman's rights", were launched. Wells said that women should speak for themselves, and if that is considered manly, that should be a good thing, since if men are superior, becoming more masculine ought to be desirable. Lateth-century Utah also had the most liberal divorce laws in the United States at the time.
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While this family unit is the ideal, many Church members find themselves in a variety of other circumstances, including in single-parent families. The gospel of Jesus Christ was given by God to bless all His children, without exception, regardless of the family situations in which they find themselves. Because of a variety of circumstances, including death, divorce, and separation, many Church members find themselves in single-parent families. Regardless of their family situation, all Church members are entitled to receive all the blessings of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The structure and fellowship of the Church provide many people who are willing and ready to help parents and children and to strengthen them in the gospel. But you need not be entirely alone.
By Common Consent, a Mormon Blog. This being a single mama in the LDS church is turning out to be a lot harder than I thought it was gonna be. We may give lip-service in random talks or conference addresses to non-traditional families, but when it comes down to brass tacks? The actual facts of being a divorced woman with three kids in the LDS church are hard and sharp.