Why Mutual Approbation?

"Mutual Approbation" comes from the last verse of Eliza R. Snow's O My Father, the hymn that most Mormons point to as the doctrinal evidence of our Heavenly Mother.

When I leave this frail existence,
When I lay this mortal by,
Father, Mother, may I meet you
In your royal courts on high?
Then, at length, when I’ve completed
All you sent me forth to do,
With your mutual approbation
Let me come and dwell with you.

When deciding on a name for this blog, I wanted a name that brings Heavenly Mother and Heavenly Father together in our minds. "Mutual" is the perfect word for that!

"Approbation" is approval or praise. In O My Father, the poetess pleads for not only the approval of our Heavenly Father, but also our Heavenly Mother. Let us, as singers, readers, and children, remember our Heavenly Mother, whose approval we beg.