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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My Wedding vs My Siblings’ Weddings

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

I am the eldest of 5. Born-in-the-covenant, life-long LDS family, multi-generational on both sides. I was the first to get married, but as I was inactive, my fiance and I were married in a backyard ceremony by the bishop. All my friends and family were able to be there and share in the ceremony and the day. I quit going to church at 18, and formally resigned in 2010. My sister has never been endowed, but has remained a member. Neither of us...

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Regrets

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

I converted to the LDS church at the age of 16, and so none of my family were members besides me. When I got married at age 20, I thought my only option was to get sealed in the temple and have a small ring ceremony afterwards for my family. I wished that I could have a civil ceremony instead and wait the necessary year to get sealed, but I never even brought it up because I was told over and over that the only way to do it “right”...

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