YSA wards, at least in Utah, seem to be geared towards younger, college-aged YSAs.
We are in a different stage of life than younger YSAs, because are finished with college, are in our careers, have post-graduate degrees, and even own homes.
How can I deal with sources of pressure and distress over my singleness?
The recent video of Elders Ballard and Oaks discussing their upcoming face-to-face event, especially their comments regarding submitted questions, piqued my interest in those questions.
In the video, Elder Oaks mentions that many questions were about repentance, specifically how one should repent. Elder Ballard later mentions that there are many tough questions – questions without answers – and he jokes that the two of them will avoid those questions.
It does not require the priesthood to go vt and it would be a great way to meet RS members and feel comfortable plus help us gain testimony of visit teaching.
I am not married yet, but I want to prepare to be the best husband I can.
I fiddled around with whether to perform this analysis on individual words or phrases, eventually settling on using terms of two words as the basis of the analysis. I expected to find topics such as “Heavenly Father”, “Jesus Christ”, the Book of Mormon, various forms of “singles ward” or “YSA ward”, various forms of “marriage” or “eternal companion”, and “scripture study”, so those didn’t initially catch my attention; however, those topics do contain some interesting questions that I’ll review.
What was particularly interesting to me was the prevalence of terms such as “mental illness”, “hard time”, and, most of all, “feel like”.
I am often frustrated because I just want a loyal, honest, good person who I am attracted to and that I will be, for the most part, happy with but that feels like almost too much to ask for nowadays.
What would be your advice for finding the right person, so that people like me can enjoy the blessings of marriage, when dating as a millennial can feel so impossible and pointless?
All people wants to do nowadays is “hang out” like we’re still in high school.
I meet boys my age and older who have an endless stream of female friends that they flirt with and I have ended multiple relationships for big issues like dishonesty.
For example, the words “marry”, “marriage”, “married”, and “marrying” are all related, so stemming them to “marri” allows an analyst to find related phrases and concepts.