I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, often known as Mormons or LDS, though we prefer the full name of our church. We are a different breed of Christianity with a unique culture, a deep belief in God, our Heavenly Father and our Savior Jesus Christ. Feel free to learn more here.
One thing we focus on a lot is the family. Single men and women who are older than 25 don’t quite fit in sometimes. I’ve never been married and I don’t have children, so I’m well versed in how difficult it can be. My perspectives on being a Single Mormon Lady are different from the usual stories that arise from Mormon Mecca (Utah, Idaho, Arizona) because I was raised in small town Arkansas, and Mormons were few and far between. It hasn’t changed all that much, 30+ years later. There are more members of my faith, but single men are hard to find.
You may be wondering why my voice might be worth your time and what value I can offer. I was raised in a wonderful household with two loving parents and a sister that still drives me nuts to this day but that I love deeply. I can look back and admit that I had a blessed life. I did well in school, had lots of friends, was active in many different sports, music and dance.
Being a teenager was a challenge and I struggled like all teens do and a lot of it was my own making and rebellious heart. I let gossip and peer pressure and bullying drag me down. From high school to my mid-20s, I dealt with being inactive and my belief in God, alcohol, smoking, depression, stealing, emotional and physical abuse, rape, promiscuity, suicidal thoughts, and even a half-hearted suicide attempt.
Most of it I handled completely on my own, not telling anyone or haven’t told anyone until this moment. I fought hard to overcome my downfalls. Some days I still fight to overcome pernicious thoughts of the past and my self worth.
I fought to be who I am now – independent, strong, mostly confident and happy in my skin, but most of all with no regrets. I plan to share different parts of my life as I find interest in a lot of different things. Welcome to my life.
Sara, the Single Mormon Lady
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