A change in policy by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints may lead to a civil wedding boom for Mormons. Previously, church members in the U.S. had to wait a year between a civil ceremony and a temple sealing, which non-Mormon family members can't attend. Now there is no wait.
(RNS) — Mormons who marry in a civil ceremony will no longer have to wait a full year before being 'sealed' for eternity in an LDS temple.
Mette Harrison just sat out a Mormon temple wedding for the first time in her adult life, remaining outside while the rest of her family celebrated a sealing ceremony within. Why does the LDS Church exclude so many loved ones from a couple's big day?
Mormons too often judge each other's righteousness just by glancing at clothing choices, hairstyles, and piercings -- and guest blogger Mette Harrison has had enough of this superficial judgmentalism.