Ashley’s Wedding in a “Mormon” Temple

Ashley’s Wedding in a “Mormon” Temple

 Preparing to Get Married in a “Mormon” Temple Written by Ashley Bell, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (“Mormon”), graduate of BYU in Recreation Management, wife and expectant mother residing in Taylorsville, Utah. Having grown up in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (inadvertently called the “Mormon” church by the media), I was continuously pointed towards the temple by my parents and church leaders. Even the purpose of the Young Women program (an organization for girls ages 12-18) has the simple but profound statement, “The purpose of the Young Women organization is to help each young woman be worthy to make and keep sacred covenants and receive the ordinances of the temple.” And a member of the...

Two Hearts That Beat As One: Mormon Weddings

Two Hearts That Beat As One: Mormon Weddings

Keith L. Brown is a  member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and serves as the Ward Mission Leader in the Annapolis, Maryland Ward. Does Love End? Mormons Believe in Eternal Relationships (See Mormon Weddings) On Friday, 5 July 1957, a man and a woman were joined together in Holy Matrimony, according to civil law, until death does part. But this is only where the story begins.  What follows is a glimpse into one part of my family history, and the fairy tale ending in which the family was bound together in holy temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (errantly called The Mormon Church) in a sacred Mormon wedding. Back to the family story: He was 22 year old John Wallace Brown, the son of Vernon Brown and Mary Virginia...


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