The ASSIST News Service website reports today (September 4, 2011) that Mormon Church officials have become worried that Mormon men are waiting longer to get married, since marriage is an important tenet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Mormon Church leaders say Mormon men are postponing marriage either for financial, career, or educational concerns.
According to Mormon Church President Thomas Monson, "Men are having a little too much fun being single, taking extravagant vacations, buying expensive cars, and just generally enjoying the carefree life with their friends."
The median age for first marriage of Mormons in the U.S. is 28 for men and 26 for women.
Mormons believe that marriage in the temple is mandatory to reach the celestial -- or highest level -- of heaven.