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.
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.
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.