Separate and Special

Posted by on Jun 21, 2013 in Blog, Personal Stories | 0 comments

In the past couple of months on Rational Faiths, we’ve been hearing a lot about the temple sealing ceremony and the role it plays as a part of LDS weddings.  We’ve heard a lot from members overseas about the benefits of having separate sealings and wedding ceremonies as is required by their countries’ laws.  It has been making me feel a little bit sad and a little bit frustrated… but mostly because it has been making me feel a lot of envy. Let...

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My Wedding, My Sealing

Posted by on Jun 21, 2013 in Blog, Personal Stories | 0 comments

by Patty Williams When I was growing up, we seldom went to church. On the rare occasion that we did go, I would sit and watch my dad twiddle his thumbs. Dad came from an LDS family, but had long ago decided that he didn’t have time for all “the meetin’s”. When asked if he would come and help with the ground breaking for the new chapel, Dad offered to bring his garden tractor. With the tractor, he reasoned, they could be done in nothing...

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My Wedding Sans Siblings

Posted by on Jun 5, 2013 in Blog, Personal Stories | 1 comment

I cried with my sisters at my reception that night. Not an, “Oh my gosh, I can’t believe I’m married, this is so exciting” cry, but an “I’m losing you, and there is a part of ‘us’ that will never be the same” cry. I was 22. I left home three weeks after I graduated high school at 18, and had only been back home  for a few short visits in the last four years…but these girls, my three sisters, were my best friends. Well, them, and my oldest...

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Worthiness

Posted by on Jun 1, 2013 in Blog, Thoughts | 0 comments

Why is there such a debate. If the worthiness isn’t the issue, why is there an issue on how and in what order a couple would like to commemorate the beginning of their marriage? Natalee L –  SLC, UT

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