The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Your families, the one to which you were born and the one you’re starting the day you are sealed, are both important to your Heavenly Father.
TEMPLE WEDDINGS ♥ AN OVERVIEW:
Weddings are busy and emotional times. On top of the stress of planning and coordinating flowers, dresses, photographers, and caterers, there are two families’ worth of traditions, beliefs, desires and expectations to address. If you are getting sealed in an LDS temple and have family members who will not be able to attend the sealing, it can become a point of misunderstanding and conflict, clouding what should be a joyous occasion. President Boyd K. Packer counseled, “The young couple must understand that their parents may have looked forward to the wedding day during the entire lives of the bride and groom. Their desire to attend the wedding, and their resentment when they cannot, is a sign of parental attachment. It is not to be resented by the young couple. It is to be understood and planned for carefully as a part of the wedding” (The Holy Temple, 66-67).
Remember that the family is the basic unit of the gospel. Your families, the one to which you were born and the one you’re starting the day you are sealed, are both important to your Heavenly Father. He wants every family to succeed. Here are a few suggestions to keep the focus on your new covenants and strengthen your family relationships as well.
There is no one right answer for how to include family members who can not attend the temple sealing…read more