7. In the 1990 revision, each sister is placed under covenant to hearken to her husband's counsel as he hearkens to the Father. The effect, obviously, is to soften the rhetoric of female subordination. This could be construed as a step in the direction of gender equity. However, the fact that Adam does not make a reciprocal covenant to hearken to Eve's counsel reflects the continued LDS teaching that husbands are to preside in the home.