Earlier today I wrote that I wasn’t quite sure that I’m comfortable with Mitt Romney’s idea that we are all children of the same God. I don’t want to frighten people about Mormons, but I refuse to pretend that we are all one big happy family.
In all honesty I have to applaud most Mormon families, or at least the Mormon mothers who have created blogs online. They do have a sense of home and family that you don’t generally find in today’s world. So, please don’t assume I’m against their habits of creating families, or their conceptions of how families should be maintained. I like a lot of what I’ve seen.
My point in making this post though, is I don’t believe along with those in the Mormon church that all women are meant to be mothers. I don’t believe that women should only work if they absolutely have to in order to sustain their families. I think that some women want to work and I think they should be allowed to do so with no constraints!
I could tell you that Mormons don’t feel that way, but instead I’m going to point you to their teaching for the newly married. You read about what they think about women in the workplace. It is their teaching that says that women who don’t teach children are sinners!
Please note that I’ve been a “stay at home Mom” for most of my life. I’ve worked, but it was always part-time. When I am working I am in fact teaching children, so even though I’m not a practicing Mormon, I’m living out their plan for women within a marriage, but I wouldn’t insist that anyone else would do what I’m doing because quite frankly, I can handle being irrepressibly bored. Motherhood is wonderful, but there have been times when I’ve wanted to cry out because it can be both incredibly trying and absolutely inane at the same time!