(Closed) LDS Bees…

posted 8 years ago in Christian
Post # 4
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1025 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@SBourgeous:

I am not LDS, but I’ve followed a lot of Mrs. Avocado’s blog and her newlywed blog (www.thatwifeblog.com)

The way that I understand it, LDS believe that you have to be sealed in a temple to have eternal marriage. If you have a non-temple marriage, its “til death do us part.”

The way I understand that most other Christians understand marriage is that you aren’t married in heaven, but in heaven we are in perfect communion with one another, so its not like you are separated either.

Does that help? I’m sorry you are upset! 

Post # 5
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1729 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@SBourgeous: Is your Fiance a practicing/”active” member of the LDS church?

Unfortunately, if he is and you’re not, then yes, the LDS members will not consider your marriage to be eternally-binding. However, as pp pointed out, many Christians do not believe marriage extends beyond our earthly lives, either. I’m sorry you’re feeling sad about this! It must be very difficult to be marrying into a family with different beliefs than yours.

Post # 7
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2425 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

@SBourgeous:  Hey there…if you would like, please feel free to PM me.  I’m LDS and if there is anything I can do, or any questions I can answer, I would love to help you out 🙂  Weddings are stressful enough, the last thing you need is more stress/worries added to your plate.

Post # 8
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1022 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@SBourgeous:

I’m LDS as well, but I can see why you could be upset. I hope that you do not think that the whole religion would judge you. In my honest opinion, it is totally you and your fiance’s business when it comes to where and how you get married. I personally am looking forward to a temple marriage because it is extremely sacred to me, but that doesn’t mean you need to feel like your marriage is being judged. You will still be married. You will still be with your loving fiance!

Like jedeve said, most other Christians don’t believe marriage continues beyond the grave anyways; hence the normal “til death do us part”. Temple sealing is what we consider the key to being together even after we die, but if you honestly do not believe in this concept then you shouldn’t let it get to you. Just be happy that you get to be married and try not to let anyone get to you during this special time in your life 🙂

But if you ever have any questions about why it is so important in our religion, you can message me as well!

Post # 9
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46 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Glendale Lyceum

For what it’s worth, I’ve always figured that the phrase “’til death do us part” was instilled in traditional vows to make it clear that one partner was free to remarry if the other died. (I’m not LDS- how does that work? If you are sealed to one person, then they pass away…can you remarry but never be re-sealed? Or can you not remarry?)

Personally, we’re leaving “’til death do us part” out of the vows. Like you, I believe that our love extends beyond the physical world. (Oh, BLECK, did I really just say that? Next thing you know, I’ll be recording a cover album of Death Cab for Cutie songs.)

I wonder- does your Fiance personally identify as Mormon? Or is it just his family who practices the faith?

Post # 10
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46 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Glendale Lyceum

Totally unrelated: your Zooey icon is the cutest thing ever. 

Post # 12
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1729 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

..does your Fiance personally identify as Mormon? Or is it just his family who practices the faith?

 

This is what I was wondering as well. FWIW, I also believe that marriage will exist after death if you so choose (and I am Christian), and like Prairie, I also won’t be including the “til death” part in our vows. And hopefully I won’t be covering any Death Cab any time soon either, lol!

ETA: Oh I see. Wow, I hope you don’t take this the wrong way, but I am really surprised someone who’s *that* mormon decided to marry outside the church! Pretty uncommon. You must be one heck of a catch! 😉

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@SBourgeous: Oh no worries! Lol yeah a 3 inch screen isn’t the best for reading!

Yeah you know, I didn’t either for a long time. And actually I’ve come to find out that it’s sort of contraversial within the Christian world. A lot of people will say that the Bible tells us there’s no marriage in heaven, while others will say that it’s a “gray area” and the Bible isn’t clear one way or another. I personally fall into the latter category. I don’t think it’s a “requirement” that an earthly marriage continues for all eternity, but I don’t think God’s just gonna not allow me to still have a husband once we’re both up there, if I made the commitment for it to be eternal. I don’t see how God’s heaven wouldn’t allow marriage to exist, when it’s such a sacred covenant he created in the first place.

Post # 16
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1729 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@SBourgeous: Wow, my goodness! That’s actually very sweet. You must really love each other to make it work through all those differences!

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