‘Mormon Land’: Former New York model Rosemary Card talks about life as a young single woman in the faith

(Photo courtesy of Rosemary Card) Rosemary Card, author of "Model Mormon: Fighting for Self-worth on the Runway and as an Independent Woman."

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaches that the ultimate ordinance is eternal marriage between a man and woman. It preaches the importance of rearing righteous children. It even published a proclamation to the world extolling the virtues of the so-called traditional, nuclear family. Although many, if not most, members do not have that at home, it still is pointed to as the “ideal.”

So it’s not the easiest faith in which to be single.

Rosemary Card, who worked as a teenage model in New York, later graduated from Brigham Young University and served a church mission, addresses that topic and more in her book, “Model Mormon: Fighting for Self-Worth on the Runway and as an Independent Woman.” She also is the founder of Q.NOOR, a temple dress company for Latter-day Saints.

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