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Young men will receive a ring from their quorum presidency. Young women will receive a medallion and gem pendant from their class presidency. In addition, during an interview, the bishop will give each youth a holder for a temple recommend.The year they turn 18, young men will receive an oil vial they can use after they are ordained to the Melchizedek Priesthood. Young women will receive a pendant that can be added to the chain with their medallion.The year they turn 12, youth will receive a temple recommend holder. Young men will also receive a ring, and young women will also receive a medallion and gem pendant.
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Our LDS temple cufflinks are the perfect addition to your Sunday suit. You can pick any temple and it will be expertly engraved! They make the perfect gift for grooms, wedding parties, missionaries, temple dedications, and more.This adjustable silicone ring is the perfect gift for primary children of all ages! This ring features a fun football design that kids will love. The ring can be easily adjusted in size for a long lasting reminder to choose the right!
The timeless classic – in Spanish. These are the standard Primary issue rings that have been around for nearly 4 decades. They’re adjustable, and they turn your finger green!This beautiful sterling silver ring is adorned with 4 baguette zirconia diamonds next to the CTR shield. NOTE: In response to the review of this ring, we guarantee the stones in our CTR rings for 1 year. If a stone falls out, we’ll send a new ring.
A beautiful keepsake for sister missionaries or missionary moms, our Mission Charm Necklace is highly personalized. A large circle pendant features the outline of the state or country. A smaller circle pendant has the name of the mission while the vertical bar pendant has your missionary’s name.LDS Bookstore offers a wide variety of LDS jewelry and CTR rings, including necklaces, earrings, bracelets, tie pins and bars, and charms. Many of our rings can even be engraved with a personalized message or favorite scripture. Each piece from our comprehensive collection is sure to please. Find your favorite today!
With a unique cutout shield design, this CTR ring is a modern take on a classic. It’s made of stainless steel with a fashionable rose gold finish. From young women to sister missionaries to your leaders at Church, this ring makes a perfect gift for others and for yourself.
This is a regular stainless steel foreign language CTR ring. These rings make excellent gifts for missionaries, members in their areas, new converts and members abroad (we ship anywhere in the world). These foreign language rings are available in 2 styles (regular and mini), and many different languages.This unique necklace was designed to represent the Liahona from the Book of Mormon. It features both a gold and silver finish for a two-tone look. It comes on an adjustable 18″ chain.
This intricate Tree of Life Ring is a beautiful reminder of the Book of Mormon. The ring is made of stainless steel and has a beautiful polished finish.From young women to sister missionaries to your leaders at Church, this ring makes a perfect gift for others and for yourself.This durable stainless steel ring shows the letters CTR on the body of a butterfly with a cubic zirconium stone in the top right wing of the butterfly.
This stainless steel spinner ring has six sets of letters or symbols that represent ten different languages: Chinese/Japanese, Danish/Norwegian/Swedish, English/Portuguese, French, German, and Spanish. A definite hit with returned and current missionaries and members from and in other countries!
At LDS Bookstore, we believe our collection of LDS jewelry and CTR rings is a great way to remember your faith while remaining fashion-forward. Our rings, bracelets, charms, necklaces, and other pieces come in many styles and designs, ensuring you will find something you love. We even have a selection of pins and bars for men’s lapels and ties.
This adjustable silicone ring is the perfect gift for primary children of all ages! This ring features a fun ladybug design that kids will love. The ring can be easily adjusted in size for a long lasting reminder to choose the right!
Specializing in CTR rings, LDS Bookstore offers a wide selection of styles and sizes to fit any personality or age. We are able to engrave personalized messages on many of our rings, have foreign CTR rings, and can even create you a custom ring, unique to you and only you.Celebrate your eternal family with this beautiful charm necklace. Customize your charm necklace with up to 6 initial charms, plus a temple charm of your choice. Choose your options above.Each charm is laser-engraved on quality, surgical-grade stainless steel to make make your necklace unique and one of a kind. This necklace comes on a beautiful 20 inch curb link chain. Our Temple Blossom Necklace is one of our most popular necklaces for young women and girls. It features a small charm outlining a temple, a pearl charm, and three pink blossom charms. This necklaces comes on a curb chain that is adjustable between 18 and 20 inches. This necklace makes a great gift for a baptism or for a girl entering the Young Women program. This daughter of God necklace comes with 3 pearls and 3 charms: a daughter of God charm, a heart charm and a mini crown charm. It comes on an adjustable 18-20 inch curb chain. This is a great gift to give to a Young Woman of every age.
When we know who we are, we act accordingly. Reminder her of who she really is with this gorgeous crown necklace. Set on an 18 inch chain, she is sure to love it! It’s a gift with a message.
This silver plated charm is handmade. It has a loop on the top to be attached to a charm bracelet or to a necklace. It would be a great addition to a charm bracelet or to any silver necklace. 25mm x 5mmThis ring is made of durable stainless steel. This ring has a stylish, modern CTR emblem engraved into the outer band that spins around the main band. Available in 3 band widths: mini, normal and wide. The ring ceremony is basically the civil wedding. You have to get a permit from the state first of all – basically means you are married. Anything else is gravy if you want a religious ceremony. Of course you aren’t sealed until your temple ordinance, and basically the piece of paper is just that until that ordinance. If you get married civilly first by your bishop ( where you say “I do”) and then act as man and wife i.e you consummate the marriage you have to wait a year to go to the temple. This article is talking about having some celebration so those that can’t attend the temple can still participate in the marriage hence the ring exchange. I dunno if that answers anything. See comment below for building question. Exchanging rings is not part of the temple sealing ceremony. However, couples may exchange rings after the ceremony in the sealing room. Couples should not exchange rings at any other time or place in a temple or on temple grounds. Doing so can detract from the ceremony.Since nothing should compare with the sacred covenants you make, it is generally considered inappropriate to exchange formal vows at a ring ceremony. However, exchanging loving words and hopes for your future is a sweet and personal way to involve the bride and groom more deeply in the ring ceremony as they exchange their rings. Consider using one of these prompts for the words you’ll exchange:
Wedding rings are not part of the temple ceremony. The sanctity and impressiveness of the marriage ceremony should not be overshadowed by any other procedure. The placing of the wedding rings is appropriate immediately after the couple leave the altar. – New Era, 1987In recent years, hosting an LDS ring ceremony has increasingly popular for Latter-day Saint couples and their families. A ring ceremony is a public event where the bride and groom exchange rings. It is most typically done so non-member family and friends can help celebrate their marriage. Here are some basic guidelines when planning your LDS ring ceremony.
Couples who are married civilly before their temple sealing may exchange rings at their civil ceremony, at their temple sealing, or at both ceremonies. – General Handbook of Instruction, 2020
Husband and I are converts with non LDS family. I found the articile helpful. Of course one can do what they want, but these are good things to consider.
2. In the United States, the couple may be married civilly in the temple. That means that once the couple has their marriage licenses, the sealer inside the temple is able to marry them according to law. In many other countries, however, couples must be married by a government entity first, such as in the United Kingdom. The temple sealing then becomes a religious ceremony only. So, for many United States couples, the ring ceremony has no legal or religious significance. For couples outside of the United States, a ring ceremony and the official civil ceremony where the government official marries them act as one.
You’re totally right that everyone needs to determine what is personally best for them. We did a lot of research on what the Church has suggested and what the most common practices are for Latter-day Saint couples.
We’ve updated the article with two quotes from the Church handbook on why formal vows are discouraged. We hope everyone follows the spirit of the law and does what is best for them and their families.
Sorry. Dictating this is crossing the line. It should be up to the people getting married as to how they want to do a ring ceremony. Maybe they want to have it in a beach somewhere, maybe in a park or some other venue. Maybe they want to have a reaffirmation of their vows. Establishing guidelines for an optional activity adds only confusion and hostility.I know you plan a reception following the marriage. It offers a delightful opportunity for relatives and friends to bring gifts and wish you well, but I hope you will again avoid temptation to go to extremes in following the world in showy pageantry. There is danger that the ostentatious display may detract from and overshadow the simple wedding. With your good judgment and clear thinking, I know you can graciously entertain your guests in a wholesome, friendly, and dignified reception without the excesses so often in evidence. – Spencer W. KimballThe chapel is available for both civil marriages and ring ceremonies. However, because of the sacred nature of the chapel, wedding marches, certain types of music, photography, and other traditions are not appropriate. It is for this reason many choose to hold their ring ceremony in the cultural hall or Relief Society room instead.Couples who are married and sealed in the same ceremony may exchange rings at a later time to accommodate family members who are unable to attend a temple marriage. The ring exchange should be consistent with the dignity of a temple marriage. The exchange should not replicate any part of the temple marriage or sealing ceremony. The couple should not exchange vows after being married or sealed in the temple.
Since the final decisions about a ring ceremony are personal, the Church has provided limited official LDS ring ceremony guidelines. However, here’s what information is available. All couples should strive to follow the spirit and do what is best for them and their families.
Your bishop will be able to give specific counsel and direction on your circumstances. He’ll be able to discuss what ideas are appropriate, what sorts of ceremonies are appropriate in each room of your meeting house, and how to best invite the sacred spirit of the day into your ring ceremony.Many couples may wish to incorporate other wedding traditions into their ceremony. This includes having the bride walk down an aisle with her father or family member, kissing at the end, lighting candles, or pouring sand. Generally, these traditions are appropriate so long as they do not take on the guise of a formal wedding vow or marriage. The couple should not be married or take the form of being married at their ring ceremony. Outside of this, one of the great joys of the ring ceremony is creating a personalized moment all of your friends and family can enjoy. Feel free to personalize it to you.
If time permits, invite close non-member family to say a few words on marriage or give brief toasts. A musical number, poetry, or other appropriate expressions of love may be shared.
Many LDS couples have their bishop or another ecclesiastical leader officiate the ring ceremony. Before the exchanging of rings, consider having your bishop speak about eternal marriage and bear testimony of the temple. If applicable, a brief explanation of a temple sealing can be described.As a general rule, it is encouraged to hold any outside ceremonies before the sealing. The sealing is meant to be the crowning ordinance and nothing should surpass it. However, modern wedding schedules often make this difficult. If you are unable to hold your LDS ring ceremony before your temple sealing, the best time is after the sealing and before the wedding reception. You may invite special friends and guests to a ring ceremony and luncheon or hold the ring ceremony half an hour before the reception.