Date: February 04, 2012 05:56PM
"Do you uphold your husband before God as your lord? 'What! - my husband to be my lord?' I ask, Can you get into the celestial kingdom without him? Have any of you been there? You will remember that you never got into the celestial kingdom without the aid of your husband. If you did, it was because your husband was away, and some one had to act proxy for him. No woman will get into the celestial kingdom, except her husband receives her, if she is worthy to have a husband; and if not, somebody will receive her as a servant" (Journal of Discourses 5:291).
-Erastus Snow, 1857
I have TBM females in my extended families who dedicated their entire lives to the church and didn't marry. According to Mormon doctrine, the best they can hope to attain - if they are lucky - is to be somebody elses servant!!!
Yet I have never met a TBM in my entire life who has vocalised their belief in this doctrine. It's always "it will all work out", "God will provide them the opportunity marry in the spirit world" and such.
Has this doctrine ever been changed from it's original form, or is it just one of those constantly evolving doctrines that is actually considered myth today.