Sethbag wrote:It very much sounds like this 19-year old girl is way, way too immature to be getting married. And to think, she's getting married to a 19-year old Mormon boy? As in, a 19-year old Mormon boy who didn't go on a mission?
I had a "WTF?" reaction to that myself. LOL
What exactly is she thinking? Or is she stuck in her "when I grow up, I want to be a moth-er, and have a family, one little, two little, three little babies of my own!" mentality (thank me later on today when that song has been stuck in your head for hours ;-) ) that she learned in primary and YW?
Enlighten me. I play for primary, and I'm not sure which song you're talking about. ;) (Or are you just making a general statement here?)
What's really stupid is that since she must still be unendowed and have never been to a temple marriage ceremony, she probably has this far-out fantasy of what it's like, all glorious with choirs of angels trumpeting their marriage to the Almighty, visions of her dead ancestors smiling approvingly as they all attend the wedding from the Spirit World, the veil growing very, very thin.
Instead, she'll show up, go through a fairly bizarre ritual where she'll learn some secret handshakes and passwords required to get into heaven, the sealer will bore them with his 20 minute "never go to bed angry" advise, and then he'll perform the ceremony, and afterwards she'll be like "that was IT?"
Actually, there is a shot of the "happy couple" coming out of the temple, and she is beaming stating that the temple ceremony was "everything she dreamed it would be".
However....NEWSFLASH!...When I got married in the temple, the whole ceremony was a blur. I was just happy I was married. When you're young and in love, you don't really care if you're getting married in a castle or a shack. It's the PARENTS that care. THEY are the ones spending the money on the wedding, and have invested in raising the young people taking their vows.
I had a lot of respect for the groom's mother. She showed a lot of class through the whole thing. More LDS Church members should follow her example.