The dilemma faced by Mormon singles

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  • Ken Sisler Newmarket, Ontario
    May 2, 2013 2:34 p.m.

    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.

  • OC Surfer Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
    June 7, 2012 8:26 p.m.

    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.

  • dr.bridell mclean, VA
    June 2, 2012 5:19 p.m.

    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?

  • Ken Sisler Newmarket, Ontario
    June 1, 2012 9:26 p.m.

    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.

  • sharrona layton, UT
    June 1, 2012 2:56 p.m.

    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)

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    June 1, 2012 11:34 a.m.

    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?

  • dr.bridell mclean, VA
    June 1, 2012 8:41 a.m.

    Wow, Richard and Linda, what a writer your daughter is!