“He That Prophesieth Let Him Prophesy to the Understanding of Men”

K. Douglas Bassett
“When President Elaine Jack was called in 1990, and Chieko Okazaki and I became her counselors, we humbly sought to be instruments … for our sisters throughout the world. We were well aware that their circumstances vary greatly… . We centered on Jacob chapter 4, verse 13… . We knew that women struggling to clarify their identities could best do that not by comparing themselves to other women but by understanding their important place as full and equal partners with men in receiving, in righteousness, the saving ordinances established by Christ. We saw that men and women are baptized, are offered the gift of the Holy Ghost, partake of the sacrament, and make sacred covenants in the temples of the Church in exactly the same ways. We would not try to describe an ideal Mormon woman. We would seek instead to teach that Christ is our model and that as we are filled with his love, we are his disciples.” (Aileen H. Clyde, Ensign, Nov. 1993, p. 92)

Latter-Day Commentary on the Book of Mormon