The Waiting Period Caused Heartache in Two Marriages

Posted by on Jul 5, 2013 in Blog, Personal Stories | 0 comments

By Tyler Unfortunately the year-long waiting period for temple marriage after a civil ceremony has caused me heartache on two different occasions, and once was a definitive factor in my divorce. I married a convert who was the only member in her family. Her mother was evangelical Christian and did not look upon Mormons very favorably. When my ex-wife moved to Utah (we hadn’t met yet) her mother was not thrilled about the idea of her...

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My Beautiful Daughter – A Letter

Posted by on Jul 5, 2013 in Blog, Letters | 3 comments

I have a 17 year old daughter who is a member of the Mormon church. Her father is also a member. She will be choosing to marry soon, and I am terrified that I will not be there to hold her hand. Adjust her veil. And watch her exchange her vows. So I have to ask. Is there any harm in encouraging theses kids to choose a civil union in a public place? With temple covenants to be made later??? Just a short statement from the prophet making this an...

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Marriage Ceremony – A Letter

Posted by on Jul 5, 2013 in Blog, Letters | 0 comments

Dear Leaders of the LDS Church, I am writing this to plea that the Church policy be changed which requires that individuals wait a year to marry in the temple if they have a civil wedding first, thereby allowing members to include all family members in a civil ceremony prior to a sacred temple ceremony. I firmly believe that this policy change would bring more unity in families and more individuals to the church. My story has three parts....

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Marriage

Posted by on Jul 5, 2013 in Blog, Letters | 0 comments

Dear Brethren, As a youth I converted to the church at the age of 10. My parents never joined our church. Where to get married was such a challenging choice for me. Because they were so anti-Mormon (it was a challenge to live in their home) I opted to wed outside of the temple. I married a great LDS young man and after 23 years of marriage, we are still not sealed. The reason for that is because life happens when you are making other plans....

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It is a Major Reason Why I Left

Posted by on Jul 5, 2013 in Blog, Personal Stories | 0 comments

By Kelly I recently resigned my church membership, based on doctrinal disagreements I have with church leaders. The exclusion that happens within the temple is one major reason. I married my husband when I was barely 21 years old. He was the same age. We were married and sealed within the Mt Timpanogos, Utah temple. During our ceremony there were only a dozen family members among the friends of our parents within their wards and bishops....

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