I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, often knowns as Mormons or LDS. 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 21-24 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 Mormons, but single ones 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, meaning I didn’t tell 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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