Articles/Essays – Volume 16, No. 3

Ministering Angels: Single Women in Mormon Society

1983: Lavina Fielding Anderson,“Ministering Angels: Single Women in Mormon Society,” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 16 (Autumn 1983): 68– 69.

I would like to discuss teh social experience of historical Latter-day Saint single women in the context of five questions: (1) Does she have an acceptable reason for being single? (2) Can she provide for her own economic security? (3) What place does she occupy in her family of origin? (4) Can she contribute to her community in a way that she will be rewarded for? (5) What was the emotinoal life of a single women in past generations?