Letter to the editor: Women need education

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    Dear Editor,

    We feel the issue of women having educational pursuits must be addressed. In recent conversations about our personal goals, we have been chided for having advanced educational plans.

    Of course we know that in the eternal scheme of things, the role of being a mother is most important and comes before all other desires. However, living in the 21st century, we cannot ignore the obligations we have for educational experiences. We have been counseled numerous times by prophets regarding these things; we take their counsel literally.

    What do you expect us to do – sit on our hope chests and wait for Mr. Right to come along? Ridiculous! Case in point – do not chastise us for having direction. Men, know that we keep it in the front of our minds that families are number one. We, however, will continue with our educational approach knowing that when the Lord sees fit, we will be better mothers because of the education and experience we receive by following through with our plans.

    Whitney Lake

    Washington, D.C.

    Jordan Romney

    Orem

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