In 1978, the First Presidency and the Twelve, led by Spencer W.Kimball, declared they had received a revelation instructing them to reverse the racial restriction policy.After Joseph Smith's death, Brigham Young taught that black suffrage went against church doctrine, that God had taken away the rights for blacks to hold public office, and that God would curse whites who married blacks.Young did teach that the ban on blacks would one day be lifted.The Mormon faith is strict when it comes to intimacy while dating.From the mid-1800s until 1978, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) had a policy which prevented most men of black African descent from being ordained to the church's lay priesthood.Brigham Young famously taught that interracial marriage was wrong, for example, and Bruce R.
A quick survey via Google of studies on divorce shows that unrealistic expectations, marrying young, and communication problems are among the primary risk factors for divorce.
I don’t see the Church telling its youth to put off marriage until they’re older.
A commenter at Approaching Zion suggests that interracial marriage is wrong.
But there’s a significant outlier to the national trend toward intermarriage.
My own part-member family notwithstanding, Mormons are the least likely of any religious group to marry outside the fold, at just 12%.