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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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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