Waiting Outside

Posted by on May 30, 2013 in Blog, Personal Stories | 0 comments

As a convert to the LDS Church I was married in the Temple and was discouraged from having any kind of other ceremony so my non member family could share in my special day. Because of my decision to be married in the temple my family was forced to wait outside and my parents never saw me married. I spent my entire sealing crying and missing my parents and family. I had NO family to share this most important ceremony with…After 17 years of...

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Letter From Mindi

Posted by on May 30, 2013 in Blog, Letters | 0 comments

Someday my daughters will walk through the temple to marry the man of their dreams. I will be asked not to attend because I am not LDS.  I gave them life, I have nurtured them, provided for them and loved them with every part of my soul but because I am not LDS something as special as their wedding day is being taken from me. It seems unfair and cruel. God blessed me with these wonderful children and to have someone tell me I am not worthy...

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Letter From Suzy

Posted by on May 30, 2013 in Blog, Letters | 0 comments

I am a faithful latter-day saint and temple attending person. I have trust in our prophet and general authorities. I realize doctrine cannot and should not change by petition. But policies can and often are changed in response to prayerful requests. If this were a doctrinal issue, those in other countries would be required to wait a year also. There is so much potential for good to be done for families and the church, through waiving the one...

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I Wish I Had Waited

Posted by on May 29, 2013 in Blog, Personal Stories | 0 comments

I joined the Church at 16. I had to receive parental permission. My parents weren’t church-goers and left the decision up to me. I joined. When I decided to go on a 2 year mission, my parents were afraid that I would be sent somewhere dangerous. They met with my bishop. I ended up going to Europe. When I came home, I met my future wife that first Sunday back. When we decided to wed, my parents were concerned about being left out. My...

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My Wedding Story

Posted by on May 29, 2013 in Blog, Personal Stories | 0 comments

I begged my parents to drive the 2 1/2 hours to the Cardston Temple so that they could at least be there when I came out. My mother handed my wedding dress (which she had so lovingly made) to my mother in law and then she walked away crying. Just then, a elderly sister came out of the visitor centre and asked my parents if they would like to watch a movie about the church while they were waiting. My mother angrily walked away in tears,a result...

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