Wow, Richard and Linda, what a writer your daughter is!
I have to think this is even more prevelant an issue for single Mormon women, at
least in this state because wasn't there some study that showed single LDS
members in Utah in the 20-40ish age bracket were 3:2 women?
To: there is a gold-plated but currently hollow part of my soul that can only be
filled up with one thing marriage and motherhood. Serve the Lord, Saint
Paul on marriage. But I say to the unmarried and to the widows: It is good for
them if they remain even as I am; but if they cannot exercise self-control, let
them marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion. (1 Cor 7:8-9)
I don't face a dilemma about being single. If I don't get married in
this life, it will happen in the next life. I'm happy being single. To
all of the singles out there, quit feeling sorry for yourself and get out there
to enjoy life.
Ken, maybe you and guys like you are the reason so many women are not able to
get married.Nothing against "enjoying life" but dating and looking
for an eternal partner might be a part of that--what do you think?
If you think it's lonely in your mid-20s, try being a never been married
single guy pushing 40 in the Church. At least the writer has a supportive
extended family. Some of us don't even that in this life. It's all
relative. Believe me, if single women were truly interested in getting married,
I know so many single guys who would love to be able to move forward and get
married, but feel it's pretty much hopeless, since most single women in the
Church don't appreciate the single guys who choose to remain active.So you do what you can, date when able, serve others, and know perhaps
in this life, or the next, the blessings of an eternal family will be realized.
To dr. bridell: The Lord has already told me that I will not be married
in this life and that I will be married in the next life. Some Church members
are single because they are homosexual or lesbian. Should they get married?
President Hinckley said that is not the solution.