As we study the New Testament this year, we invite your perspectives as LDS women. We hope to share these essays to further enrich our study, understanding, and devotion to the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Essay writers may take a wide variety of approaches to explore LDS women’s relationship with Jesus’s life and teachings. Your essays may range from personal narrative to scholarly research. These essays may address questions such as the following:

  • How have you related to a specific aspect of Christ’s life or ministry? How does his life story, as narrated in the gospels, inspire you directly?
  • How can LDS women approach reading the New Testament in a productive and thoughtful way?
  • How have the parables of Jesus given you wisdom, strength, or a sense of purpose in your own life? What experiences have you had in using the parables to guide your own life choices?
  • How have you developed personal parables to explain your purpose in life or your path to discipleship? What symbolic stories help you make sense of your relationship with your Heavenly Parents?

These essays can be a mix of narrative, theology, research, and intuition. Writers will work with our editors to produce well-written and thoughtful essays. Each essay will be between 1,000 and 2,500 words and be developed in drafts (first draft – feedback – revisions – final).

We welcome new writers!

Prospective writers should submit a brief 100 – 300 word description of a proposed essay, along with a writing sample to

Please send essay descriptions on or before March 15. We will be accepting and publishing completed essays throughout the year.