Dear Mormon men, please stop calling your wives angels

Source: Religion News Service

A guest post by Mette Harrison

Recently I was at a church meeting where a general authority talked about how much more spiritually advanced his wife was.

This got a laugh out of the crowd. I cringed.

I’m not going to name the GA or the circumstances, both because I have no interest in shaming him personally (his talk was great) and because it doesn’t matter. This kind of casual attempt at a joke happens all the time at church.

Mostly, Mormon men don’t get why my generation of women find it distasteful, to say the least. He didn’t specifically say “Angel Wife,” but it’s the same idea, and I’ve heard that phrase so many times it makes me shudder.

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