Ms. Farr, 21, is part of the biggest gender change in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in memory. After the church lowered its age requirement for female missionaries in October 2012 to 19 from 21, so many women have signed up â 23,000, nearly triple from the total before the change â that many Utah colleges suffered sharp drops in enrollment, and the standard image of a Mormon missionary, a gangly young man in a dark suit, was suddenly out of date.
In the coming years, these women are expected to fundamentally alter this most American of churches, whose ruling patriarchs not long ago excommunicated feminist scholars and warned women not to hold jobs while raising children. Church leaders have been forced to reassess their views because Mormon women are increasingly supporting households, marrying later and less frequently, and having fewer children. And for the first time, waves of...
penned wrote: Lady Virtue, those are words of wisdom.
It's very kind of you to say so; thank you. I have to state however, that the true wisdom resides in the first paragraph of my original comment, which is Scripture. The rest flows from what God has taught me from that verse and others similar to it.
I Timothy 5:8 - "I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully."
There is just no getting around it: this is the purpose for which God created women and the means by which they normatively bring Him glory. I know the feminists hate it, but so what.
I skimmed the article and saw a statement from a woman who is now 21 saying she was in no rush to marry and that if it didn't happen until she was 30 or 35, she'd be OK with that. Sadly, she's probably too naive to realize that it will be much harder for her to catch a husband at those ages than it is now. She's also more fertile now than she would be in her early to mid 30s, so she'd have fewer children, if any at all. I pray God delivers her from her feminist mentality--and from Mormonism to Himself--before it's too late.