Losing 80 percent of the young women

Right at the very end of today’s Salt Lake Tribune report covering the April 2008 LDS General Conference, there is a fascinating and surprising admission:

Between the two Sunday sessions of the 178th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the three women named Saturday as new leaders in the church’s Young Women organization described their approach and priorities regarding the 554,600 Mormon girls between 12 and 18 years old in 170 countries.
When asked how they planned to cope with the fact that as many as 80 percent of the single Mormon women between 18 and 30 are no longer active in the LDS Church, Elaine Dalton, Young Women president, said: “That is the question of the day . . . I don’t know that we have all the answers right now.”

Regardless of your feelings about the LDS Church, an admission that they are losing 80 percent of the women between 18 and 30 is stunning.

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