Temple Weddings

Posted by on Jul 5, 2013 in Blog, Personal Stories, Thoughts | 0 comments

By Lara I am a convert to the church.  I joined the church when I was 21, served a mission at 22.  After serving my mission with church, I attended BYU where I met my husband, Eric.  We were married at the Manti temple.  None of my family was able to be in the sealing room with me.  They were very kind and gracious about this, but I know it hurt their feeling to not be included.  Looking back, I see now that the hurt and exclusion they...

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A Letter From a Temple Worker

Posted by on Jul 4, 2013 in Blog, Personal Stories, Thoughts | 0 comments

Hi Paul, Thanks again for your work on Family First Weddings. As I mentioned, this is something I wrestle with, and might have done differently if I had my wedding to do over. I have a long history with the DC Temple, and my wife and I were married there both civilly and religiously 5 ½ years ago. It was a beautiful setting, our pictures are magnificent, and it was all paid for indirectly through my tithing. (Hard to argue with “free”.) My home...

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Worthiness

Posted by on Jun 1, 2013 in Blog, Thoughts | 0 comments

Why is there such a debate. If the worthiness isn’t the issue, why is there an issue on how and in what order a couple would like to commemorate the beginning of their marriage? Natalee L –  SLC, UT

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Love and Family

Posted by on Jun 1, 2013 in Blog, Thoughts | 0 comments

…we are talking about love and family…..we should allow all family members to be involved in the wedding ceremony. It’s such a beautiful, amazing day, it should be shared by all who love the individuals involved. Especially if one or more parents are not members or non-believers, one should not be in a position of having to choose to be married without the parent’s who have raised them and love them. Too many people get...

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