How do I explain to my family?

How do I explain to my family?

So I am a convert. I am serving a mission and would like to know how to explain why my family won’t be able to attend the temple with me when i get married? It tears my heart to break the news to my family. My mom will be devastated not being able to see her son...
My best friends gay wedding

My best friends gay wedding

My best friend of 14 years is a lesbian. She has been this way as long as I have known her. I joined the church 2 years ago, married my bestfriend of 5 years, who is a VERY strong LDS man as he was raised in the church. My best friend is getting married to her...
Bi-Racial Marriages

Bi-Racial Marriages

Why does the First Presidency frown upon bi-racial marriages? Isn’t everyone is equal and children of God? Does it have to do with the Book of Mormon and the idea of the color of the lamanite’s skin changing? Why doesn’t that happen today? Alice...
Non Mormon and Mormon relationships

Non Mormon and Mormon relationships

She is Mormon and I have no religion, but believe in God. She told me she was not going to listen to her mind and what she was taught to believe; that she, instead, was going to listen to her heart. Recently she told me we should just be friends before she hurts me. I...
Staying with my boyfriend

Staying with my boyfriend

I moved in with my boyfriend 7 years ago when I wasn’t living for God, but we planned on getting married within the year. However, I got very sick and now have sever heart/lung problems. My doctor and several persons at my support group said we should not get...
Eternal Marriage and Family Relationships

Eternal Marriage and Family Relationships

How does a Mormon explain to a Christian of another faith the principle of eternal marriage and family relationships when they believe there will be no marriages in heaven? Is it a waste of breath when they believe the following: “I only accept the Old and New...
Dying before you are old enough to be married

Dying before you are old enough to be married

You answered a question, “Is it true a person could be sealed to someone they intended to marry if that person died before they could be married.” Your last paragraph states “Thus, opportunity exists for those who have graduated from mortality and...
Mission or marriage?

Mission or marriage?

Question   Gramps, Marrying at an early age might be an issue specially coming from a conservative family. I’m 19 and currently studying in BYUH. My parents had always dreamed for me to serve on a mission before getting married. Before, I made a lot of...
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