What happens as the gap between the beliefs/behaviors of the larger culture and the Church widens? What happens to Church culture, policies, programs, General Conference talks, missionary work, etc. when 40% of births are to unmarried women? Where in less than a generation there is a double-digit decrease in the percentage of people who think that children are important to a successful marriage? Where most people don’t think that premarital sex is wrong?
I hope the questions about don’t sound like hand-wringing about moral decline. They aren’t. They are serious questions about what could/should/would/shouldn’t change in the Church in the face of those changes:
(How) do you talk about chastity differently if most of your Beehives were born out-of-wedlock? (How) do you do missionary work differently if most of your contacts are cohabitating? (How) do you talk about children in General Conference if most of society doesn’t think that they are important to a successful marriage? (How) do you talk about SSA in YM/YW if many of their friends are being raised by gay couples? (How) do you teach your own children how to be a Saint in a culture where the moral standards of the church are not the norm?