Policies and Announcements

“Policies and Announcements,” Ensign, Nov. 1988, 109

Policies and Announcements

Performance of Temple Marriages by General Authorities

The following letter, dated 20 September 1988, was sent to priesthood leaders in Utah to be read in sacrament meeting. It was signed by the First Presidency.

The General Authorities are experiencing an increase in the number of requests made by families and couples for them to perform temple marriages. The Brethren are reluctant to decline these requests, but because of their many responsibilities and demands on their time, we have asked them to limit acceptance of such requests to members of their own family and to close personal friends.

In counseling with those planning temple marriages, bishops and stake presidents are requested to encourage families and couples to utilize the temple sealers, who have been called to officiate in this sacred ordinance.