In “The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” a piece of modern-day revelation from God, it says, “All human beings — male and female — are created in the image of God. Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents, and, as such, each has a divine nature and destiny. Gender is an essential characteristic of individual premortal, mortal, and eternal identity and purpose.”
In the Mormon faith, women are equal to men in God’s eyes. Because the family is central to God’s plan of happiness, and because it is in the family unit where individuals learn and develop, the power women have to bare and raise children is a revered privilege and responsibility. Mormon women do not hold the priesthood as men do, but not because they are inferior in any way. Men’s role in God’s kingdom is to officiate through the priesthood in sacred saving ordinances — like baptism, blessings upon the sick and afflicted and marriage sealings — and women’s role is to usher new spirit children into the world, giving them physical bodies and teaching them the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Marriage between a man and woman is a sacred and essential part of God’s plan. Marriage partners have a responsibility to rear their children in love and righteousness and to seek inspiration from God in determining how to best divide the responsibilities of family life.
While not all Mormon women will be married or have the opportunity to become mothers, their individual qualities and talents are celebrated as means whereby God has blessed them to uniquely serve and uplift those around him.
Mormon women are diverse, and their differences are celebrated by God just as much as their common sacred womanhood. All women are daughters of a loving Heavenly Father.