During the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, very few lives have been left undisrupted. Amidst the suffering, Latter-day Saints are unable to worship in the temple and find comfort and revelation there. As we await the end of this public health crisis and the resumption of temple worship, we hope these stories of women's experiences in the temple will provide our readers with hope and inspiration.
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When I Go to His House

I was raised as a member of the church, but gospel principles weren’t taught in the home, and they certainly weren’t lived. My parents’ relationship... (Read More)

Acceptable to the Lord

Since the first time missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints exposed me to the teachings of modern day temples, my soul... (Read More)

The One

During a Stake Women’s Conference I found myself overwhelmed in many ways.  I came feeling so out of place, ashamed, and yet desperately seeking forgiveness... (Read More)

The Cleansing Power of the Spirit

When I was 20, I was raped. I won’t go into that story itself, but for years I thought the story was that I had... (Read More)

With Perfect Clarity

Several years ago, I was planning on leaving the continent for at least several years, so my siblings and I decided to have a reunion. ... (Read More)

The Lord Knows Where You Need to Be

A few months before my first husband passed away from cancer, his doctor called and told me I needed to come right away—he wasn’t doing... (Read More)

Some of My Colored Pieces

I love the variety of windows in temples. Having taken a stained glass class, I appreciate the intricate effort needed for these architectural additions, as... (Read More)

A Safe Space for Me

My first experience inside the temple was sealed to my family at six years old. My father had been recently baptized, and my family was... (Read More)

We Without Them Cannot Be Made Perfect

In 2014, I ventured into the world of family history and quickly became passionate about seeking out my ancestors and performing their temple ordinances. Attending... (Read More)


It was June of 2012, and scripture study hadn’t been a priority of mine for many, many months, sad to say.  An upcoming cruise industry... (Read More)

A Hopeful and Stabilizing Force

This story is part of our A House of God: Women in the Temple collection. Last year when we were contemplating uprooting our family from... (Read More)
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