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A True Thing Can Become More True: A Personal Experience With The Temple

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This full article was originally published by Jenny Noonan Dye. Below is an excerpt.

One of the things I love most about the religion to which I subscribe is the principle of continuing revelation. To me, a portion of this principle is (or can be) interactive, and that makes sense; I believe in prayer, in communion with God.

There are things I’ve learned (or, knowledge I’ve acquired) as an adult, and upon learning such things, I’ve felt frustrated, inadequate, and even embarrassed because I feel strongly I would have benefited from having known those things earlier in my life, and I sometimes can’t help but wonder what might have been. Still, I don’t always know why things have come into my life when they have, and I typically hope to trust to see a reason to it as I go along.

Last Wednesday a statement was issued by the First Presidency regarding temples. A statement isn’t necessarily an announcement, but if there’s no announcement, the timing of a statement could be curious. I had also seen online chatter about changes in the temple, and then bold and emotional tweets Wednesday morning from people strongly encouraging others to get to the temple as soon as possible.

Taking into account not only the promises we make to not discuss certain things in the temple, but also the cultural pressures (of the past?) to not discuss ANYTHING that happens in the temple, and adding a couple detailed news articles into the mix, it might be difficult to know what, if anything, to say. Personally, I feel strongly about making a record, as well as owning our own narratives rather than passively sit by while the tale of what’s happening might be carried by someone who would misrepresent the truth.

Read the full article at FormerlyPhred.com

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Aleah Ingram
Aleah Ingram
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.

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