I would be interested in hearing thoughts on what role Church leadership has on these numbers. It seems to me like our leadership has focused almost exclusively on families made up of husbands and wives in strong relationships that are temple worthy and raising children to repeat the same process or in other words "multi generational members" to quote a church presentation I attended a number of years ago. The families focused on are also middle class with the resources to have children participate in youth programs and provide adult supervision to such programs. Anyone not in this situation seems to be strongly encouraged to move to that situation such as young single or single adults and the current self reliance programs. No real programs or guidance seems to be given to any other type of life situation. My theory is that as more and more members have a different life experience or have loved ones with a different life experience, they struggle with the current leadership of the Church. I also believe that the multi generational member approach seems to have a very strong initial appeal in new proselytizing areas such as Africa but with time loses its appeal as once again more and more members either personally experience or have loved ones who experience different life situations. The different life situations I am referring to are divorced members, families with family members who have left the Church, poorer families that spend much of life just putting food on the table with little time left over for full participation is Church activities, single members, LGTBQ members and members with chronic mental and physical issues. My understanding is that over 50% of current Church members are in these different life situations as well as a larger percentage of the worlds population. It seems to me in other words that the current type of person our current Church leadership has chosen to focus on is become a smaller percentage of the actual Church membership and world population.