Explain the Policy

Posted by on Aug 15, 2013 in Blog, Personal Stories | 10 comments

Story submitted by Carrie I married a convert in the temple.  His family has been nothing but supportive of his entire conversion process, and our relationship. His mother even took a red-eye flight at the last minute to attend his baptism, and was overwhelmed to the point of tears with the love she felt there.  But then we had to explain to her that she couldn’t attend her son’s wedding a year later. We explained it in all the best...

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Please can we be “family friendly”

Posted by on Aug 11, 2013 in Blog, Letters | 1 comment

Submitted by Skye It is unconscionable to me that some people have to choose between a family member and the church on the day that is meant to be one of the happiest of their lives. I have seen families completely torn apart by this policy. I know a part-member family for whom the wedding started a string of events ending in divorce. The father was unable to attend his only daughter’s wedding, and the stress and fallout from the discord...

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Subject: Dreading the Happiest Moment of My Life

Posted by on Aug 11, 2013 in Blog, Personal Stories | 5 comments

Story Submitted by Kaylie I was baptized at the age of eight, nearly nine. My mom took the discussions from the sister missionaries and decided to join the church. She let me choose what I wanted, and I didn’t want to join a new church at first, but a few weeks after her, I got baptized, too. My dad was not interested. The more time went on, the more opposed he became to the LDS church and its teachings. But I believed in it, despite...

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