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Letter: Build a relationship with the Heavenly Mother

(Steve Griffin | Tribune file photo) Surrounded by paintings and photographs of past Relief Society presidents, Mormon historians Matthew Grow, Carol Cornwall Madsen, Jill Mulvay Derr and Kate Holbrook talk about their new volume, "The First Fifty Years of Relief Society," at the Relief Society Building in Salt Lake City, Monday, Feb. 22, 2016.

Responding to Michelle Quist’s April 4 column, “A feminist’s hope for LDS General Conference”:

Feminism is not waiting for committees of men, even men regarded as leaders, to decide what kind of relationship you are “allowed” to have with your Heavenly Parents.

Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have no history of connection to Heavenly Mother. They’ve never expressed a desire to understand or connect to Her. They rarely acknowledge and never worship Her. They don’t include her in the creation story or in any curriculum.

Mother has been revealing Herself to people around the world for a very long time. She is available to all simply for the asking. There are many people who acknowledge, honor, worship and have a close relationship to Her because they were open to receiving it.

What matters is what is in your heart and mind regarding Her. I, too, am LDS, and I have a lovely relationship with Heavenly Mother because I followed the righteous desires of my heart and mind.

“Ask, and ye shall receive.” (Shall, not may.)

Beth Young, Bountiful

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