And with single men apparently leaving at higher rates than single women, Mormons are left with a different kind of problem: a large cohort of single women in a church that upholds marriage as the godly ideal not just for this life, but also the next. Parshall, Laura Durham, Naomi Watkins and Chelsea Sue, pictured at right) were amazing, and they have fulfilling lives, careers, and families (because yes, you still have a family even when you’re not married with children). Last week, an excellent Trib Talk episode put four single Mormon women in conversation about being single in a married church. These women, and thousands like them, are only “screwed” if everyone in Mormondom keeps telling them . But the armed robber was in for a shock, as the burlier of the Mormons grabs him and twists the gun out his grasp.The bike-rider steps in but finds his friend's gun pointed in his face.She had been beaten and abandoned by her father, she said.But the girl began to fill in the details only reluctantly, and after hours of interviews at the sheriff's office.
They are frisked by the man with the gun as two other men hand over their possessions to the bike-rider.“single Mormon women are screwed,” as one friend put it.The older they get, author Jon Birger claims, the less likely they are to ever get married.The Mormon then tosses the gun over a high fence and goes to town on the biker, knocking him across the street with a flurry of left and right jabs.The gunman flees as a cop arrives, but the missionary is lost in a fist-fighting frenzy.