In Utah, he claims, there are now 150 Mormon women for every 100 Mormon men, “a 50 percent oversupply of women,” even though , there are actually more men than women in the state. He says Mormon men leave the faith in higher numbers than women, making the statistics of available, active LDS singles significantly lopsided by gender. According to a Pew study released in May of this year, 64% of people who are raised LDS in America still self-identify as Mormon as adults, which is higher than the retention rate for Catholics (59%) or mainline Protestants (45%).The In a study based on data from the General Social Survey, Phillips and Cragun show that between 19, 92.6% of Mormon respondents in the MCR [Mormon Culture Region] who reported being LDS at age 16 were still members of the church when they were surveyed. But even though disaffiliation is a national social trend, I’m sure that’s cold comfort to the general authorities in Salt Lake City. I dated someone once who didn't claim any tpe of religion. He put enough milk & sugar in his coffee to make it damn near syrupy.I didn't find out he was Mormon- or at least went to a Mormon church- til he had me & my mom drop him off there one time.“single Mormon women are screwed,” as one friend put it.
This is a major reason why people get hurt, and why there's heartache.
I dated a guy who called himself a "Jack Mormon"; not sure what that means, but he smoked & drank; coffee and booze...just didn't work out, wasn't a religious thing, he just had a hard time with my independence... Well being an Ex-Mormon and Born Again Pagan, I find that just like any Christian belief system, they are never happy unless they convert everyone to believe just like they do.
So I have seen a lot of videos lately made by "Ex-Mormon's" So I wanted to tell you the story about what it was like for me being an "ex-mormon" for almost 10 years of my life.
And with single men apparently leaving at higher rates than single women, Mormons are left with a different kind of problem: a large cohort of single women in a church that upholds marriage as the godly ideal not just for this life, but also the next. Parshall, Laura Durham, Naomi Watkins and Chelsea Sue, pictured at right) were amazing, and they have fulfilling lives, careers, and families (because yes, you still have a family even when you’re not married with children).
Last week, an excellent Trib Talk episode put four single Mormon women in conversation about being single in a married church. These women, and thousands like them, are only “screwed” if everyone in Mormondom keeps telling them .