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turnonthelights Sep 2012
I remember looking at my parents dressed in those strange outfits and thinking "what the hell is this!" My dad looked embarrassed when I looked at him like he knew it was strange and felt bad for putting me through it. My mother fell asleep throughout most of it. I remember telling my mom that the videos were horribly acted and why couldn't they have at least hired better actors. The naked touching and "oh god hear the words of my mouth" chants were creepy and cultish.
SandyGirl Aug 2012
Make a long story short. My husband is a life long member and so are his parents. I'm a convert ( 2 years). I wanted to go to the temple but no one told me I'd have to wear ugly depressing clothes [after being 'endowed']. Garments make me sad and depressed and i feel oppressed.
motherfreaker June 2012
I was at a soccer game this evening sitting next to a social Mormon whose daughter plays on one of the teams. Social Mormon guy is known to enjoy a beer after games with the parents, he swears when his wife isn't around, and he is a pretty cool guy. The local Ward's Bishop's Counselor has a daughter on the opposite team and during halftime he came over to greet the guy.
Social Mormon guy was wearing a black, dry-fit UnderArmor t-shirt. Bishopric guy walked over, placed his hand on social guy's shoulder and rubbed his shoulder and upper arm checking for the magic garments.
by greenkat May 2012
I posted 6 years ago about my pain with my son getting married in the temple and me standing outside. I remember it as one of the worst, hurtful, demoralizing and AWFUL days of my life. I greeted the happy couple outside because I cared more about my love for them than the humiliation of standing there while my Mormon relatives judged me and described in condescending, glowing details the "beautiful" ceremony inside that I missed. I had been to plenty of marriages and sealings, and knew all about the bland ceremony, and felt betrayed at their insensitivity.
by Romy Mar 2012
I recently revealed my disbelief to my mom, dad and another family member and told them my first issue came up from looking up mason secrets after hearing someone at work talking about masons. I had NO CLUE what I was in for because I have never been through the endowment, looked up anything about the ceremony, watched Big Love, heard anything from friends etc...so when I got a lot of google links back about the similarities of masonry to the mormon temple ceremony I was shocked.
I'm curious if anyone here experience the washing and annointing before 1990, did you really have to do that fully naked? What was your experience? What were your thoughts? Were you shocked? prepared?
by yin Feb 2012
I've never been in the temple ceremony. I left before I was ever married/took out my endowments.
The women wear veils. Do they actually cover their faces? Or is this a pre-1990 practice?
I have read several threads concerning irritable, bad tempered, bad attitudes, ect of some of the temple workers. Is this the norm or the exception? Are they all old as well as crabby?
My wife has finally quit wearing her g's and I couldn't be happier. What were others peoples' thoughts when this happened to them? Love seeing how sexy she is again. They were so gross. [g's = garments - Mormon underwear that is given to Mormons who go through the temple endowment to wear 24 hrs per day]