Oh, and the Catholics, too. At least the Catholics have the option of making an official dedication of their lives to Christ by becoming a priest or a nun. It's a very serious and beautiful ceremony with vows. (See A Special Wedding) It marks a very special right of passage, an official eschewing of worldly life into single life forever dedicated to the Lord's service. That's the ideal we're now being told to pursue,and I've not taken kindly to it, sorry. (See Sister Savvy of the Hell No!) We're told that as singles, we can dedicate our lives to the Lord's service--regardless of feeling that high calling. I quite the great philosopher of love, Morrissey: "The story is old."
Please have a read of her version of singleness Mormon style and dating Mo'men. It's enlightening, and certainly eye-opening in terms of our ecumenical experiences as singles.
I commented thusly:
THIS IS A GREAT POST! Just so you know, I find that ALL CHRISTIAN MEN OF ANY CHURCH ACT THE SAME WAY! Why? Because they can. I posted a treatise on marriage by a man who is a Christian and in a rock band. He says men are jerks. He included himself. That man is Gordon Gano of Violent Femmes.
Also, don't makes excuses about men being "intimidated" by your level of success. There are many women who are far less "successful" or working menial jobs who are having an equally hard time finding a date.
I'm tapped out of answers and only full of more questions.
I also love her take on the "Singles Crisis." She asks the important question about the church bleeding its singles population and begs the question, "What kind of shepherd loses 90% of his flock then goes home grumbling about his crummy sheep?"
Do read, please. You will find her to be a worthy friend not matter what your denominational leaning. Just a note, Mormon congregations are called "wards" and she discusses active and inactive for church attendance.
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