A Single Voice

by Kristen M. Oaks

9781590388594

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In a Church that is focused on family, singles can feel somewhat discounted and discouraged. Oftentimes the very resources meant to support people can inadvertently cause pain. In the book A Single Voice, author Kristen Oaks addresses questions such as:

  • What is “the single best thing you can do” as a single person in the Church?
  • Are there ways to ease the transition from a singles ward to a home ward?
  • What are some specific ways to make single life happier and more fulfilling?
  • What are some tips for coping with the unique challenges of holidays?
  • What are the key decisions that singles need to make?

A Single Voice addresses these concerns and offers valuable insights, personal reflections (including the story of the author's courtship and marriage to Elder Oaks), and rich advice for living life to the fullest as a single member.

About the Author

Kristen M. Oaks

Kristen McMain Oaks has spent much of her life teaching. She earned a bachelor's degree in English, a master's degree in special education (both from the University of Utah), and a doctorate degree in curriculum and instruction from Brigham Young University. She was a former educational consultant in the publishing industry, instructing teachers and supervisors both nationally and internationally. She was also a Visiting Assistant Professor at BYU and served a full-time mission to Japan. After marrying Elder Dallin H. Oaks, she taught and trained auxiliaries in the Philippines for two years while he served as Area President. She currently serves on the board of trustees of the Deseret International Foundation and the Primary Children's Hospital and recently authored the book, A Single Voice. In addition to her love of teaching, she loves being a wife, mother, and grandmother. She and her husband reside in Utah.

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Inspiring and hopeful
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

Kristen has hit all the key questions about being single. Finding hope in trails that I have experienced. She is an amazing lady and I would like to thank her for writing this book! Highly recommend reading it.

Amazing; Very down to earth writing!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I've never read any talks given by Sister Oaks before so I was unsure how this book would go, but oh my goodness, it is fantastic!

Sister Oaks is truly an example of what a strong LDS woman should be. Whether they are single, married, or a widow. She is incredibly down to earth.

How often have we as singles, heard someone say "Just keep being strong! Heavenly Father has someone for you!" and you just want to scream!?!? Exactly! She writes saying yes, she too wanted to scream! It's hard to always keep a positive attitude when you're dealing with a church that revolves around families and you're alone. Yet she does a wonderful job at saying, yes. It does hurt, but we all must move forward; this is how I survived.

Overall, this is a great book. I wish I could see her give a public speech or a talk sometime during GC!

Amazing!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This is one of the best books I have EVER read on the struggles and heartache that single women of the church feel. She hits every emotion that you can go through. SHE GETS IT! SHE WAS THERE! This book should be read by every woman, young and old alike! Completely amazing! I loved every minute and felt empowered when I was finished reading it!

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