Ah, a Spring Wedding in Mexico — Lovely!
That’s what I kept thinking while I was reading this article about a Catholic mom who was devastated at not being able to attend her son’s LDS temple wedding (hat tip Life Beyond x-Mormonism).
The couple got married in the Mesa Arizona temple! At least one or two of the twelve temples in Mexico must have been within a reasonable drive for them. And — as pointed out in the article — if they were married in Mexico, they’d be required to have an outside-the-temple wedding first (which, naturally, the mom could attend). Considering that the mom was on the verge of a breakdown over this, they probably could have arranged it.
(Those mixed-faith families who live a little further from an appropriate border have to settle for praying for the Temple Wedding Petition.)
Props to the LDS son, though, for correctly pointing out that Jesus said that you should put your faith before your family. I sympathize with religious folks who are so sure that Jesus taught that family love comes first, but they’re not reading their Bibles very carefully…