This has been bothering me for a while. It is something of a sensitive nature and I wish not to offend anyone - I’m just wondering if it’s true? It really bothers me…
My husband was on a road trip with an LDS friend some time ago when they got on the subject of religion. My husband’s friend was married in the Salt Lake LDS temple but unfortunately the marriage ended in divorce. He seemed to be searching for something, truth, and confided in my husband something about the ceremony that had apparently haunted him for a while and led to his disillusionment with the LDS church.
He said that he and his new wife had to consumate the marriage in the temple with church elders present behind a curtain, supposedly to confirm the consummation had taken place.
My husband is a very truthful and upright person, I don’t doubt that he heard this from his friend, I’m just wondering if his friend was being truthful? I have friends and family in the LDS church and know that not everyone is privy to certain ceremonies and such based on merit or worthiness, so I’m sure that if this does occur, it doesn’t happen to all LDS.