Dear First Presidency,

I would like to ask that we as a church be more understanding and inclusive in our marriage policy. I understand that this is a sensitive topic but I would hope that we be more open towards changing the exclusionary nature of our current policy of not allowing a sealing to take place within a year of a civil marriage in the United States, Canada and South Africa. This would allow greater familial understanding and avoid unnecessary pain for many of our brothers and sisters.

Best Regards,
Jonathan Marsh