A question for you Mormons out there
I just have a question regarding the Mormon faith. Could a practicing Mormon women who didn't work, but who was a married to a none practicing mormon man who was the sole income provider. Could she still get a temple recommend if he flatly refused to tithe.
If you can't get an answer here maybe you could try the Mormon Curtain site. For ex Mormons and a forum similar to this one.
Sorry I was like 2 am in the morning when this popped into my head when I woke up.
I actually know the answer to this as I live in a predominately Mormon area. A friend of mine married a Mormon girl when he as DFd. After many years he eventually went back to the JW cult and she responded by becoming more involved with her Mormon faith. Normally women can only get a temple recommend in one of two ways 1. she went on a mission when she was around 21 or 2. she was married in a temple ceremony where she was sealed to a believing Mormon man with temple recommends. Since this women had done neither for many years she was left out in the cold not able to do temple work or participate in other privileges. In recent years a change was made that allowed her to get her magic underwear and do service in the temple. I do not know the reasoning behind that but I do know it is now possible. BTW her husband refuses to allow any of their money to be donated to the Mormon church as he is an elder and that would disqualify him from his privileges so she did not buy her way into the temple.
Subject: Can My Wife With No Income Still Be A Full Tithe Payer If I stop Paying? Date: Nov 28 20:55 2003 Author: PNWBYU I have tithing settlement next week and for the first time I'm questioning whether I should write the year end check to catch up for the year (so far we have paid half of the true amount.) Understand, it's not about the money - it's about paying for something that I'm starting to have serious doubts about. Anyway, if I decide not to write the check can my wife (who doesn't agree with me) still be considered a full tithe payer since she earns no income as a stay at home mom? It is hard enough to make my own decision to not have a temple recommend, and I don't want to effect her status. I know this will cause some problems for me but I have been "writing the check" for the past 3 years just to avoid a conflict with her and the Bishop. Someone please let me know the Church's stance on woman, who's husband earns all the money and he decides to not pay a full tithing? Subject: You may need to work this out with your wife; however, pay attention! Date: Nov 28 21:34 Author: Tyson Dunn Mail Address: 1) Your wife is a full-tithe payer without any of your money going to the Church. No income = no tithing. Period.
2) I know you want to be honest with your bishop, but the only person who needs to declare a full-tithe is YOU. I bet you have paid 10% on the gross so far, right? Well, guess what? Some full-tithe payers with temple recommends only pay on the net (amount after taxes). Others pay on their increase as the scripture directs, and they have temple recommends too.
3) If your wife wants to pay on "her half" of the income, then she can simply tell your bishop that. She already isn't obligated to pay, but it may make her feel better. And of course, you already have paid that much anyway.
god--and i thought jw's were nuts..........
Could a practicing Mormon woman who didn't work, but who was a married to a non-practicing mormon man who was the sole income provider. Could she still get a temple recommend if he flatly refused to tithe?
Hi, Joe. I'm LDS, true blue all the way.
To answer your question, yes, the woman could still get a recommend. She cannot be sealed to her husband in the temple because he's ineligible, but she would have no problem getting one.