Single in a family church

Michelle Marchant has never married. Keri Turley is divorced. Kathy McGregor is a widow.

As such, all three are considered "single" -- a label none of them sought after.

"In my journey, I had not intended to be single," Marchant said at a BYU Women's Conference presentation on April 30. Neither did Turley nor McGregor.

About half of the worldwide members of the Relief Society are single, Marchant said.

"How does a single sister stand strong in a family-oriented church?" she asked.

Each shared their experiences, including the hope and peace they have found in situations they haven't expected to be in.

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