Perhaps most notably, as I prepare to move, I find myself reflecting on what it means to leave the land of Mormon singles, while still single.

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Eller and La Pointe are hoping to clear up the dispute with the church and officially launch later this year. (“IRI”) involves a secular issue of intellectual property law and not religious doctrine,” Mormon Match said in a statement released to The News.

After living for eight years in Provo, Utah – first as a student at Brigham Young University and later as faculty – I am moving to Georgia.

And that’s not the only surprising part of the idea – the very way my friend framed this suggestion reflects a hesitancy in how we, as a group, view interfaith marriages.

Her suggestion was so bold and potentially offensive that she framed it with the disclaimer of “this may sound blasphemous.” On a doctrinal level, marrying outside the faith is not a sin, but members sometimes discuss interfaith marriage as if it were, at the very least because it can be seen as a deviation from prophetic counsel.

Because Mormons view marriage as something that should ideally be for eternity, and only active, worthy members are eligible to enter into the covenant that makes marriage eternal, many leaders have counseled against interfaith marriage.

For instance, in a 1981 talk addressed to young men, Gordon B.

As I discussed this issue with a friend, she said something surprising.

She said, “This may sound blasphemous, but I wonder if you would have better luck finding someone if you dated outside the Church.” She’s not the first person who’s suggested as much, but she is the first fellow Mormon.

Hinckley encouraged Mormon boys to be respectful of people who are not Mormon, but he added this caution: Now, in saying this I am not suggesting that LDS boys date non-LDS girls, or vice versa.

Your chances for a happy and lasting marriage will be far greater if you will date those who are active and faithful in the Church.

Such dating is most likely to lead to marriage in the House of the Lord.