Consider these numbers:
- Nearly 80% of the population of the Church is either female or under age 18.
- In the recent missionary surge from roughly 55,000 missionaries to nearly 90,000 missionaries the majority of that additional 40,000 missionaries are women.
- In any given ward there is nearly a 70/30 ratio of women to men (active).
As I thought about these statistics I asked myself: Why are men not coming to church? Why are men not being active at church and often falling away from the church in such large numbers? As I considered this, it occurred to me that we have (as a Church) actively and subconsciously driven men away. Our actions, words and activities methodically chase men away from Church in droves.