Recently I was contacted by a researcher, named Zoe, who is working on a series for the History Channel (set to air in 2011), which will include a segment about Mormons.
In her research for the series, Zoe came across The Single Mormon Girl’s Guide to Life.
She became interested in some of the topics covered on the blog and contacted me to ask me questions about all things pertaining to Mormon dating…both those covered on the blog as well as things she had heard about elsewhere. We talked about the pressure to marry early, group dates, Mormon spinsters, DTR’s, Singles Wards, NCMO, etc.
Zoe and I also talked about modern day prophets, food storage, missions, the Word of Wisdom, the church welfare program, family, BYU, and even about fry sauce and funeral potatoes. It was a pretty comprehensive interview.
And then at the end of the interview she asked me what being a Mormon meant to me…what the essence of Mormonism is…and how Mormons feel that they are different from non-LDS people.
Anyway, those questions left me thinking about what it really does mean to be Mormon.
Since talking with Zoe, I’ve thought of several different ways that I might have answered her, instead of the way I did.
And then I wondered how the readers of this blog would have answered those questions.
So, what does being a Mormon, specifically a single Mormon, mean to you? What would you say the essence of Mormonism is? How do you feel different from the rest of the world…or do you?
Do share. I’m curious to know what you have to say. And, I’m curious to see if anyone would have answered the question in the same way I answered it.
Also, Zoe said she’d check back on this blog to see what the readers’ responses are to these questions. So who knows, maybe your answer will influence Zoe’s research and therefore the History Channel program on Mormons…and then you’ll be famous…or will feel famous at least.