I'm not a beard guy, and leaving LDS, Inc. didn't change that. Going two days without shaving drives me bonkers. But to each their own face.
Anyway, I saw a lot of beards going on over Christmas in UT. Brother, several cousins, uncles etc. Don't know what's up with it. Maybe it's a way to express slight independence from Morg norms--I don't know.
In the Denton, Texas ward I attend both bishop's counselors have full, dark beards. They've been in those jobs several months already and still sport the beards. Either it's OK now or there are some rebels in the hierarchy.
I remember getting the business from a member of the stake presidency over wearing a slightly pink dress shirt to a church meeting. I liked it. My wife liked it. It was very conservative. What was the problem exactly?
Mindless rule following (including the unwritten rules), no matter how minor, was the point, I guess.
I was at Target tonight and see that they have Happy Easter display of Candy,plus Happy Valentine candy.. Not the subject of this post.
As I walked in I saw a Honda Odyssey, not too old but not the newest model. And it was Honda/Toyota/Nissan/Ford/Chevy/Chrysler dark gray metallic. I hate that color.
It had a license plate frame on the rear plate that said "Graduate...BYU Law School". I thought to myself "typical car for a mormon family etc"
When I was on the way out, I saw the Honda pulling out, and the passenger was a youngish guy with a beard, very nicely trimmed.
The driver was I'd say his wife, nice looking youngish woman, No beard. And she could be the BYU graduate of law school. I read that there are more women graduating from there.
Also no kids in the van, so I'm guessing it was Date Night for mormon mommy and daddy. So I guess lots of youngish mormon men have beards. Whether they were married or they were brother and sister etc, who knows