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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A Letter

Posted by on Jul 19, 2013 in Blog, Letters | 0 comments

Dear First Presidency: I am concerned about the terrible message sent by the policy making couples either exclude family and friends from their wedding ceremony or they having to wait a year before being allowed to be sealed in the temple. A wedding is a very important event in the lives of the families involved and should be a celebration that the couples community is included in. It is the formation of a new family and all those who will be...

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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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Letter From Mindi

Posted by on May 30, 2013 in Blog, Letters | 0 comments

Someday my daughters will walk through the temple to marry the man of their dreams. I will be asked not to attend because I am not LDS.  I gave them life, I have nurtured them, provided for them and loved them with every part of my soul but because I am not LDS something as special as their wedding day is being taken from me. It seems unfair and cruel. God blessed me with these wonderful children and to have someone tell me I am not worthy...

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