Support Families by Letting All Loved Ones Witness a Marriage

Posted by on Oct 11, 2013 in Blog, Letters | 4 comments

Dear First Presidency, Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. As a lifetime member of the Church, I want to express my concern, along with the concern of countless others, about civil marriages and temple sealings in the LDS Church. I am hopeful that you will consider this letter, and what I have to say, with open hearts and minds. For the past three months I have been reading stories from around the world about different wedding...

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Please Prayerful Consider Changing this Policy

Posted by on Oct 11, 2013 in Blog, Letters | 0 comments

As a young single adult the policy of waiting a year after a civil marriage to be sealed hits close to home.  I am currently dating a girl who may be the one.  We have talked about getting married.  My girlfriend is more of a believing member than I am but we are both active.  Frankly, this policy does not make sense to either of us. As the son of a CES family, I have been taught the difference between doctrine and policy.  I understand that...

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A Letter

Posted by on Oct 11, 2013 in Blog, Personal Stories | 1 comment

Dear Presidnet Monson, Uchtdorf, and Eyring, Thank you for your time. I was recently married in the Salt Lake Temple. It was beautiful and I’m so grateful for the gospel and the opportunity to marry my husband in The Lord’s house. Most of my and my husband’s family is LDS and so we were blessed so that most of the people we love were able to attend this most important ceremony. Though, not everyone in our church comes from...

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Unnecessary Exclusion

Posted by on Oct 11, 2013 in Blog, Personal Stories | 0 comments

When I was married to my wife, her brother was not worthy to attend.  Also, My father did not have a recommend to attend, and my brother was on his way out of the church and attended in less than respectful circumstances.  None let me know out of fear they would “spoil” my wedding, but all were excluded in some fashion. After having left the church, I felt the sting of being excluded from the ceremony as I became an unasked...

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My Story

Posted by on Oct 11, 2013 in Blog, Personal Stories | 0 comments

Seventeen years ago I was married in the Salt Lake Temple.  I was an 18 year old bride, my husband to be was 20.  Just a year and a half earlier my parents 24 year marriage had ended in a nasty divorce that left my family in shambles.  My husband had returned home from a mission early because of health problems and the rumors and stress of the situation had made things difficult for him.  We had been dating for 3 years and even though our lives...

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