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I Asked a Woman...
by Woody Brison

This is one leaf of a review of "Inside Mormonism: What Mormons Really Believe" by Isaiah Bennett
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Bennett's statement: I asked a woman who had been a long-time friend to marry me. My proposal came to her out of the blue, but she agreed. She took Mormon instruction, and we were both re-baptized in December 1993.
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Something here does not compute. It might be just a quirk in the storytelling, but the way it reads, it sounds like he got married in order to join the Mormons, like going on an expedition to deepest Africa or something. One does not need to get married to be baptized a Mormon. And normally, you would not want these things interconnected.

If you're married to someone of a different church, or one of you is not churchy at all, there's going to be friction. And when the kids arrive, what system do they get raised in?

Much better to get your religion straight first, it ought to be each person's personal decision, not unduly bent by that special someone's preferences. Then, after you've got your religion straight, look for a spouse in that religion. Now you have a marriage that will be easy to live - you both go to the same church, on the same day, or you both stay home, with a common POV.

If you are considering changing your religion, you would want to attend to that before getting married. Bennett's actions make little sense. What if his new wife didn't accept the new teachings?

Too many people have joined a church because they love someone in that church and not because it was the right religion for them. Then, sooner or later, you have problems.
Notes

1. Woody Brison is an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but this website is not affiliated with the church. It may be thought of as an additional, somewhat independent witness.

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3. All biblical quotations are from the King James unless otherwise noted.

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