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8 Responses

  1. chosha says:

    Great article. S.o. .v.e.r.y. .t.r.u.e.

  2. Tyson says:

    All I can say is, with the comments this girl made I’m wondering why she finds it difficult to figure out why she is a single LDS.

  3. Chris says:

    Well, tyson my boy, I think she’s a bit bitter ;I

    You, being the young age you are, don’t have to worry about this 😉

    Plus, well, you are going to be a wealthy old man 😉

  4. leigh says:

    Well. Wow. I have several responses to this article and to your post about it. And I think we could have a good discussion. Sometime. But blog comments don’t seem to be the right place for it. So remind me one day.

  5. Chris says:

    Just to clarify things. I don’t agree with all that she has to say, but there are points that I do agree with.

  6. Kerry says:

    My OH my! Not sure how to respond to that article. The girl really has some issues to work through. From reading her views on life, there is no wondering why she is still single. What an attitude!

  7. Nemesis says:

    I think it’s a little bit too easy to read an article like this and dismiss the whole thing with, “Well, she has a bad attitude, so no wonder she’s not married.”

    What do you say, then, for the 72% or whatever of singles out there who have GREAT attitudes and aren’t married?

    I think Leigh is right–there are a lot of things going on here, and we won’t figure them all out like this. But we’ll never be able to understand and support each other if we’re so quick to categorize and write people off. Please understand, I’ve been guilty of this myself, but I don’t think it’s right.

  8. Craig says:

    I’m sorry, Kerry, but I disagree on the take on Janna’s attitude. I’m Craig, whom Chris refers to as the source for the article, and I knew Janna (and Rachel for that matter) when I attended Langley.

    Janna is a very bright woman—not “girl”—indeed a very bright person, some of whose views lie outside the mainstream culture of corridor Mormonism. But that certainly does not make her undateable, nor off-limits for marriage.

    Sadly, however, I think with a lot of the more outspoken and liberal LDS women of the East Coast, young corridor Mormon men who pass through simply don’t know what to do with them. They reject them for unconscious cultural reasons wherein they still expect subservience from a wife.

    I don’t think Janna has a bad attitude per se. Yes, she is blunt about how she feels about reaching 33 and being treated with the same sort of organizational infantilism the Church dishes out for all of its unmarried adults, regardless of their age. I don’t think that’s particularly surprising.

    Moreover, you have to give consideration to the fact that Janna was once younger. Many factors play a part in how she and Rachel and other women in the church (and men for that matter) wind up passing 30 without being married, and it doesn’t all lie on their shoulders.

    Too often in the Mormon Church, when things don’t work out for a person, we ascribe it to a sin or a lack of faith or some other failing on their part. I think John 9 is worth studying in such cases.

    Seldom do we consider the possibility that circumstances or even the institution itself might have had a role to play, and that’s ultimately what’s being said here. There are enough over-30 singles in the DC area that the Church could have several SA wards, but it chooses not to. That says a lot.

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