2025

When family members have to wait outside the temple

Mike's parents were not members of the LDS Church. They felt hurt with bitterness because they could not attend his wedding in the temple. The depth of their feelings caused a continuing barrier to happy family relationships. This broke Mike's heart because he wanted so much to be close to his parents and to share with them his most cherished feelings.

Twenty years later, when Mike asked me to perform the temple wedding of his daughter, he asked if there was any way possible for someone to talk with his parents "in the temple." He so hoped that someone might soften their hurt and bitter feelings.

Arrangements were made, and immediately after the wedding ceremony, I went to the temple foyer to talk with Mike's parents. Though the area was crowded, we found a corner for a short "temple visit."

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