FamilyFirstWeddings.com is a letter writing campaign that will serve as a request to Church leadership to prayerfully consider removing the current one year waiting period between civil ceremonies and temple sealings. Michael and Paul Barker, who also run the RationalFaiths.com blog, are the organizers of this campaign. I consider Mike and Paul good friends, and I had the opportunity to interview them together about this new project.
Many Latter-Day Saints often forget how painful the one-year wait can be on their fellow Mormons and the non-LDS family members of couples whose wedding they are unable to attend. Paul and Mike share their personal evolution on this subject and answer some common questions and concerns about the Church’s current policies and some specifics about the Family First Weddings campaign.
Please have a listen, visit their website, and support their new project.