Mormon mothers focus on family, explore more options
Wilson said she believes "there's nothing more important than raising a family, raising children in the church, in the Gospel." But the 29-year-old Mormon convert decided to work as a doctor after extensive prayers and advice from others in the church.
"It was clear to me that I was to continue with residency," Wilson said. "I need to become a physician. ... (Working now) will be a small sacrifice for the potential good that I can do for people around me."
Can I say how impressed I am with Sister Wilson? I don't know her personally, but I wish I did. Here she speaks openly with a reporter about her spiritual process in making important life decisions. Good for her!
The article quotes several other local members -- some who are more conservative and others who are not -- and also quotes a few from far away about not only family roles, but the role of women in the church, including the Wear Pants to Church effort.
The coverage is timely. The Book of Mormon musical is in town. Our stake president was interviewed for a story which appeared a week ago.
I'm grateful for the exposure. The Free Press has been pretty good to the chuch over the years; it reports fairly and in a balanced way which I appreciate.