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Published: Sunday, April 3 2011 1:29 a.m. MDT

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NeilT
Clearfield, UT

I want commentr on what President said about marriage. I am single and unfortunately I have been married previously. I attend a singles ward in SLC. I know there a lot men like me who desire marriage and are not purposely postponing it. Many women have careers and appear to me be looking for someone who is impossible to find. Go on the LDS dating sites and read the comments women put on their profiles. Don't contact me if you are not this tall or don't have this or that. I met a women for a lunch date. She was obviously wealthy and owned her own business. She treated me like a piece of dirt. There a lot of divorced women who seem to have no interest in dating. They have careers, own homes, have children and grandkids. I understand they have had a bad marriage, however that does not make all men undesireable.

Joe Moe
Logan, UT

Awesome summary, thanks! I didn't listen to all of these live on Saturday, but look forward to listening and reading them over the coming weeks.

JuliannaG
FPO, AP

I have enjoyed conference a great deal so far. It seems like the talks have been just what I needed to hear, especially about the roles of women in the church. I can't say how often I've been asked how I can belong to a church that "represses women" so much--and be an active duty Marine at the same time. This talk was very close to what my response has been.
As for marriage...hang in there. No one is perfect, and many people have lost sight of that. Our leadership knows not everyone who is single is that way because they don't wish to be married. The counsel is because there is a growing trend in the church to put off marriage and family in favor of a career and a longer period of single play. Where young people were getting married in their early twenties before, many are now waiting until their late twenties or early thirties. If you're striving to follow their counsel, that's what matters.

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