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 .
What makes the Mormon beliefs particularly out of the ordinary is that Mormons dedicate so much time and energy trying to help non-Mormons.“It’s not that He’s Just Not That Into You,” Birger says. In its rate of people leaving the fold, Mormons are not all that different from the wider culture.“It’s that There Just Aren’t Enough of Him.” The numbers appear compelling. In fact, we’re doing better than a lot of religions.Unlike true Christianity, Mormon beliefs include the Book of Mormon as well as the Bible.One of the most glaring differences between Mormonism and Christianity is that Mormon doctrine asserts that God was once an ordinary human being who once lived on earth like an everyday man.