In Fundamental Latter Day Saints (FLDS), the Prophet is the earthly leader and mediator between God and man.Women are on this earth to serve their husband and obey the Prophet.The data show that between these two censuses, the proportion of self-identified Latter-day Saints that were female increased rather dramatically … Outside Utah and Mormon strongholds in the Intermountain West, sex ratios within the church remained stable, and were closer to parity than in Utah.
Just as women outnumber men in conservative denominations, men substantially outnumber women among those abandoning religion. Also, this trend in religious disaffiliation is most pronounced among young people in their late teens and early 20s, which is a datum that is important to remember.
So, one explanation for what’s going on is that we are seeing how a general pattern in American religious demography is manifesting itself in a Mormon context.
This fuses church and community norms, and makes violating church standards subject to disapproval and sanction in non-church settings.
Traditionally, this has provided added incentive for Utah Mormons with marginal personal religiosity to remain in the church, and to follow church behavioral mandates.
Beginning in about 1990, the percentage of Utah’s citizenry belonging to the LDS Church began to decline, and has continued to drop until stabilizing just recently.
Utah’s Mormon majority has always fostered a unique religious subculture.
If a woman does this faithfully, her husband may invite her to join him in the Celestial Kingdom.
A woman's eternal fate depends on keeping this Principle.
People are abandoning organized religion in large numbers, and those with no denominational affiliation now constitute about 20% of the population.
Mormonism is not immune from this trend, and defections from Mormonism are more common than they have been in the past.
I was one of 13 children raised by our father and three mothers in a polygamist community in Utah.