Our Story, Our Hope

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

Ours may not be a story of broken families, broken testimonies, or even many broken feelings from the current policy of moratorium. It is, however, a story of some lost hope in the past, and potential hope in the future, from the way things were and are, and the way they soon could be. My wife and I are both immensely grateful, first off, for our wedding. We were indeed married and sealed at the same time in an LDS temple, and will never regret...

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My Daughter’s Wedding

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

My daughter and her husband were married in a beautiful garden wedding officiated by their bishop.  Members of their ward and her former ward were lovely and no one tried to convince them to have the temple wedding first.  They did not want to have a wedding and exclude non-member family and friends.  One year later they were sealed and went with good friends from their ward.  I think if members  do what they feel is right for them, the church...

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Natasha’s Wedding Story

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

I joined the church in 2005 at the age of 28. It was a huge division in my family – which is Catholic and Polish. It caused huge problems in my family. We finally started talking to each other again when I met a man. We decided to get married. His family is all LDS – his dad was a mission president and was a Bishop at the time we were getting married. His dad is also a sealer – who ended up sealing at our wedding. I, by...

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Wedding Policy

Posted by on Sep 21, 2013 in Blog, Letters | 0 comments

Dear First Presidency, I would like to ask that we as a church be more understanding and inclusive in our marriage policy. I understand that this is a sensitive topic but I would hope that we be more open towards changing the exclusionary nature of our current policy of not allowing a sealing to take place within a year of a civil marriage in the United States, Canada and South Africa. This would allow greater familial understanding and avoid...

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Please consider changing the policy

Posted by on Sep 21, 2013 in Blog, Letters | 14 comments

Dear First Presidency, I am writing about the one-year waiting period between temple sealings and civil weddings, as is currently the practice in U.S. and Canada. I respectfully request that you inquire of the Lord whether this policy can be changed. This policy has caused me personal pain, and caused pain to many of my friends and family. I have been an active member my whole adult life. I have held a temple recommend since I turned 12 until...

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