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The world seeks to bring us pitfalls by making us fear to tell the Black white dating statistics lds. Here we share inspired warnings and encouragement from latter-day prophets re a lesser known principle in preserving marriages.

In SeptemberPresident Spencer W. He uses a survey from Salt Lake County to show some statistics that prove his point. He shows how about half of the marriages in one month resulted in divorce. Then, he shows how only 10 percent of the marriages that occurred in a temple ended in divorce. Next, he gives some advice on how to make and keep a lasting marriage. Because of this, we recommend that people marry those who are of the same racial background generallyand of somewhat the same economic and social and educational background some of those are not an absolute necessity, but "Black white dating statistics lds"and above all, the same religious background, without question.

Nay-sayers may point out how this was before While that is true, even after Official Declaration 2, nearly twenty years later inthis quote can be found in lesson 31 of the Aaronic Priesthood manual accessible on LDS.

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I had heard for years that Temple Marriages were increasingly failing. It sure seems to happen a lot, in the youngest generation around here. From internal records we assume. Perhaps because we are increasingly rejecting the words of our leaders, we are reaping the reward of increased divorces. You can be temple sealed to a former spouse and legally divorced, but to the church you are still married and they count your marriage as such. Could temple married partners running around marrying others in their situation be committing adultery according to the standards the Lord has set?

Since the Lord himself said that was case I am inclined to believe that is the case. Maybe the Lord doesnt recognize our selfish and petty cultural habits of toying with sacred things as we do and cant be expected to cowtow to our "Black white dating statistics lds" whims and fancies.

Good answer I like that, except if that is so, why does the church not teach that principle? All of those divorced mormons have no idea they are sinning if they remarry. And he had caused the cursing to come upon them, yea, even Black white dating statistics lds sore cursing, because of their iniquity. For behold, they had hardened their hearts against him, that they had become like unto a flint; wherefore, as they were white, and exceedingly fair and delightsome, that they might not be enticing unto my people the Lord God did cause a skin of blackness to come upon them.

And thus saith the Lord God: I will cause that Black white dating statistics lds shall be loathsome unto thy people, save they shall Black white dating statistics lds of their iniquities. And cursed shall be the seed of him that mixeth with their seed; for they shall be cursed even with the same cursing. And the Lord spake it, and it was done. Gangrene is loathsome, and it causes the flesh to rot and turn black.

Simply having brown skin is not particularly loathsome, nor is it a curse, aside perhaps in how other people TREAT you. Being a prophet his position is not up for your personal interpretation. It is as it is. Either way, this is white supremacist baloney. Just sharing marriage advice from church leaders.

I clearly believe that God made man and woman from his own image. That garbage about black people being the seeds of Cain is false as well, if you read the book of Genesis in the Old Testament, it clearly talks about the flood that destroyed many people and how God instructed Noah to build an arch.

Not to mention it states in the Old Testament that we are not held accountable for others sins, then why should black people held accountable for his sins! We all come from the same God and race or skin color should have no merit on who we love!

They came through Ham and his wife who was a descendant of Cain, according to the Prophet John Taylor. And saying that black people are the seed of Cain is wrong is saying that Joseph Smith is wrong since he said it.

This wording, almost exactly, is also found in CHI vol. I, instructing bishops to discourage miscegenation whenever possible. But also instructing them that if a member commits interracial marriage, church discipline is not advised.

The Lord has always commanded against interracial marriage. We can go all the way back to Genesis and the Lord guiding Abraham in choosing a wife for his son Isaac Gen. The Lord Black white dating statistics lds interracial marriage thousands of years ago when the house of Israel was at constant risk of cultural contamination from surrounding corrupt societies.

The key attribute was not race, but religion — i. I would hope this site allows a link to the official church website. This essay completely rejects the entire premise of this post. You should read it. One is in an official manual with the words of a prophet, the other…. I suppose I misspoke earlier with my original comment- the Church has taught this post I was taught this growing up I was born post The essay on the Race and the Priesthood was not written by the quorum of the twelve or first presidency.

It was written by so called scholars who seem to be not so well versed on LDS theology. The essay on Race and the Priesthood contains false doctrine or philosophies of men that do not square with Black white dating statistics lds standard works. Best of luck to you all in the coming decades in the Church — the age of Fielding Smith, McConkie, and Ezra Taft Benson is over and has "Black white dating statistics lds" for awhile. The essays, in my opinion, are written for the tares.

They are carefully worded to allow them to jump to the conclusions they wish to using their agency. I can read it them using my agency, and knowing the words of the prophets shall not fail but shall be fulfilled in the voice of the Lord, and realize how they are not saying what the tares wish they were saying.

Screw the unsigned, but sanctioned essays. Sanctioned to what end? They usually just cite some info and leave the reader to interpret that info without declaring any doctrine since they have not been voted on or accepted as doctrine in the church at all. Tares love to say caffeine is fine to drink even though the handbook says no to all harmful or addictive substances.

But then of course I think that supposed revelation was a lie… So I guess I am a racist…. I was taught this quote in seminary and at BYU. It always struck me odd to reemphasize the borderline truism that background similarities decrease Black white dating statistics lds conflict, so it was hard to ignore the delineated recommendations above, especially race. I have a happy temple marriage with my lovely, Caucasian wife. We have a great marriage- she was the direct answer to my prayers.

I know many LDS interracial couples.

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Their diverse makeup has generated more strength than conflict. In when my fiance and I went to our bishop to announce our upcoming marriage. We both became inactive, so did my mother, my brother and none of our kids are active or will ever be again.

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When I said you must teach your people to overcome their prejudices and accept the Indians, I did not mean that you would encourage intermarriage.

I mean that they should be brothers, to worship together and to work together and to play together; but we must discourage intermarriage, not because it is sin.

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I would like to make this very emphatic. A couple has not committed sin if an Indian boy and a white girl are Black white dating statistics lds, or vice versa. But it is not expedient. Marriage statistics and our general experience convince us that marriage is not easy. Your email address will not be published. Notify me of follow-up comments by email.

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February 28, at February 28, at 2: Just 3% of Mormons are African-American and 7% are Latino.

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