After reading and hearing dozens of people discussing the topic of marriage, particularly the ones wondering if they’ve married the right one, or if they’ll ever find the right one; and after hearing for decades from inspired church leaders on the subject I decided I had only one thing to contribute to the subject: my own story.
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To help us understand what it’s like to be divorced in such a family-oriented church, I conducted a survey of 1,062 Latter-day Saints who have experienced divorce. It was truly amazing to see how sincere and willing to respond these participants were—which only emphasizes how much we still have to learn about divorce among Latter-day Saints.
Like members of the church everywhere, LDS singles have a desire to serve, to make an impact and to live a purposeful life—ultimately, to make a difference for others. But without families of our own on which to focus that service desire, we can often get distracted or become self-focused.
Single adults from nine countries in the Middle East — native to six continents — gathered in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 5-7 for the conference and an interfaith humanitarian project.
On Sunday, January 10, you’re invited to watch the very first 2016 Worldwide Devotional for Young Adults. It will feature President Russell M. Nelson speaking on how to thrive as a millennial in our ever-changing world.
Indeed it would seem that the sole purpose of living and breathing in a singles’ ward is to catch the attention of some other living, breathing person with whom you could spend your eternity. The singles' ward apparently exists just to get us married off. Or is it something more?
Jon Birger, writing in Time magazine, decided to look at Mormons and Orthodox Jews to see if these two very religious cultures that emphasize marriage, were troubled by the same dating crisis that afflicts the rest of the nation.