Category Archives: Social Media

Social Media: Making It Easy

facebook“Mormon Women Stand is not an official page of the Church. However, as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we strive to follow the counsel provided in the new Handbook 2: Administering the Church, which addresses social media use: “Members are encouraged to use the Internet to flood the earth with testimonies of the Savior and His restored gospel. They should view blogs, social networks, and other Internet technologies as tools that allow them to amplify their voice in promoting the messages of peace, hope, and joy that accompany faith in Christ.” (Handbook 2, 21.1.22).” Mormon Women Stand Mission Statement

In D&C 81:88 it says, “Behold, I sent you out to testify and warn the people, and it becometh every man who hath been warned to warn his neighbor.”

In April 1959, President David O. McKay declared “every member a missionary”. In 1997 Richard G. Scott taught about this. He said:

There are few things in life that bring as much joy as the joy that comes from assisting another improve his or her life. That joy is increased when those efforts help someone understand the teachings of the Savior and that person decides to obey them…  I know many more would follow that charge were they to realize that there are many different ways to fulfill that responsibility. Continue reading

Murmuring With Those That Murmur

LDS Church Handbook ISocial Media is being inundated with some  members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) declaring their objection to the recent policy updates in the Church. Some have even gone as far as saying that they intend to walk away from their faith. This makes me wonder if they realize that these policy updates have come directly from The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. These prophets, seers and revelators are doing exactly what they have been commissioned by the Savior to do: prophesy, see and reveal. Theirs is a unique calling; they are Apostles of the Lord Jesus Christ, chosen and commissioned by Him. When something this collective is done on such serious issues, don’t believe for one second that they acted rashly, are misguided or decided this without careful consideration, prayer and fasting. Yet without much pause, some are already announcing their intentions to walk away from their faith, their beliefs, and their covenants — and with very public criticism of the Church via social media.  In a twist, members are being asked to “mourn with those that mourn”, with perhaps the expectation or inference that we will also “murmur with those who murmur.”

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Editorial Statement: Mormon Women Stand Twitter Account

Mormon Women Stand TwitterMormon Women Stand has received concerned messages from those thinking the official Mormon Women Stand Twitter account (@MWStand) has been hacked. It has not.

 What we’ve learned is that a counterfeit account was recently launched using our official logo and name, which is clearly in violation of Twitter’s TOS. The false account has been posting ideas that go against counsel from the brethren, which has probably confused readers even more when they mistakenly thought the ideas were coming from Mormon Women Stand.

Mormon Women Stand has filed a report and has provided requested documentation. We trust that Twitter will rectify the situation, ASAP.

We are appreciative of the Mormon Women Stand community for recognizing that our voice is not one of personal advocacy but rather a desire to amplify the words and teachings of inspired leaders of the Church.

From MWS Mission Statement:

“Mormon Women Stand is a collaborative online effort to join like-minded female members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who share a desire to make a public stand as witnesses of Jesus Christ and support The Family: A Proclamation to the World. We believe standing together reflects the divine nature and power with which LDS women are endowed to influence others for good. We unequivocally sustain the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles—commissioned by God and sustained as prophets, seers, and revelators—and support how the Lord has delegated priesthood authority to organize and administer the gospel among all of His children.”

The purpose of the Mormon Women Stand Twitter account is to assist in this effort and to build online community in order to have our collective voice clearly represented. Continue reading