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u/harrison_wintergreen · 8 pointsr/exmormon

Most Christian denominations have male leadership but majority female membership (sometimes up to 90%). LDSinc is about 60-70% female in the membership. Only the Eastern Orthodox churches are anywhere close to 50/50 male/female in the congregations.

It's been this way for centuries. Men tend to dislike Christian church services. The messages and the way church meetings are structured appeal more to women.
https://www.amazon.com/Why-Men-Hate-Going-Church/dp/078523215X

partly it's psychological. women tend to have "external locus of control" while men lean more "internal locus." meaning women tend to place control for their lives outside themselves. meaning women are more likely to follow instructions from whoever they perceive as authority figures.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5288300/

>Active women are just assumed to be plentiful

it's not an assumption. for every 1 active LDS man there are 2 active LDS women.

http://archive.sltrib.com/article.php?id=53117548&itype=CMSID

u/TamidMT · 6 pointsr/The_Donald

Whoever this "4 chan" is, they're incredibly based! A lot of this is mentioned in 'The Two Jesuses' chapter of Why Men Hate Going To Church, which I very highly recommend. It was a real epiphany for me, especially after I walked away from the deceit of feminism and the damage it did me. Don't go to church to be comfortable, and don't settle for the wishy-washy, happy-clappy, feel-good Christianity — very often, that comes at the cost of the seriousness of God and His Word.

u/[deleted] · 5 pointsr/TrueChristian

>It was titled something like why men don’t like going to church

I think this is the book.

Key quote from a review that captures it well I think: "Murrow explains why most churches have far more participation from women than men. Many churches unintentionally repel men through a focus on safety, harmony, comfort, and nurture and simultaneously devalue qualities that draw men like risk, change, adventure, competence, competition, and challenge."

u/gordonjames62 · 3 pointsr/Christianity

There is a great book called why men hate going to church that deals with lots of similar issues as the one you expressed.

I am more in tune with God when I am leading a Bible study or out in nature. I am an extrovert, but I occasionally find the public worship a chore as it looks like we are more focussed on past forms than on future believers.

u/StrengthInTheFarts · 1 pointr/exmormon

I mean... They're not wrong on a bunch of these.

u/doosjoos · 1 pointr/exchristian

I think it was Why Men Hat Going to Church by David Murrow.

u/ApathyJacks · 1 pointr/Christianity

Everyone (men in particular) who dislikes going to church needs to read Why Men Hate Going to Church. You're not alone.

u/nostratic · -21 pointsr/exmormon

>TSCC requires a man to be over everything women do. They men have the ultimate say over what the women teach, when they meet, what activities are allowed, etc etc.

research shows that female leadership in churches leads to massive declines in the congregation, across all Christian denominations.

men and women both hate female leadership in church. see the book linked below

as I say almost every time I drop in here, this sub is so blinkered and provincial it's embarrassing. most of the things people think are somehow unique to mormonism are common to other churches.

https://www.amazon.com/Why-Men-Hate-Going-Church/dp/078523215X


oh noes, facts contradict our circle jerk! downvote, stat.

this sub is just as bad as /r/latterdaysaints for being an echo chamber that hides from reality.