Advice for Talking about Same-sex Marriage in an LDS Family

by | Apr. 02, 2014

Mormon Life

We are writing today from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, a remarkable melting pot and combination of cultures and faiths. It reminds us of how important it is for religions to understand each other, and that each religion be able to accurately explain its teachings, particularly to children.

We worry that, in an effort to respect church teachings about the sanctity of marriage, some parents who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints may be inadvertently encouraging prejudice in their children. Conversely, other Mormon parents, in trying to teach tolerance, may be unintentionally undermining their children’s faith in the church and its teachings.

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