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One Miracle at a Time

posted on October 9, 2012

At Patheos, Xarissa Holdaway writes about the decision to allow women to serve missions beginning at the age of 19, an announcement that was made at the LDS Church’s biannual General Conference. Currently, women are only allowed to begin serving missions at the age of 21. “Young men, who have always been able to go at nineteen … will now be able to go at eighteen,” writes Holdaway. “It’s not perfect parity, but it’s a lot closer to it.” Holdaway hopes that such changes to gender disparities continue. “[W]ill an increased capacity for church governance, directed by women, be the next miracle?” 

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