To the Mother in Heaven in Grief and Gratitude

In 1994 I published my first essay on the Mother in Heaven, “Toward a Mormon Theology of God the Mother,” which led to my excommunication from the LDS Church in 1Although this continues to be a source of grief in my life, I am grateful for the scriptures revealed by Joseph Smith. They have been a rich and powerful resource for developing a Christian theology of God the Mother. In this paper I will discuss my search for God the Mother and give some of the highlights of the theology I have developed.