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Marriage on a Tightrope: 057: “Dad, Will you give me the Priesthood?”

With their 11 year old turning 12, Kattie and Allan talk about how they have navigated the issue of their son Hayden receiving the Priesthood.  Included is a brief talk between father and son.



3 thoughts on “Marriage on a Tightrope: 057: “Dad, Will you give me the Priesthood?””

  1. Wow, I was totally glued to this one. Awesome way of handling it, Hayden sounds like a truly awesome human being…

    ***Spoiler Alert***

    I’m so disappointed in the Bishop not allowing you to do the ordination. It sounds like he wanted to do it but wanted to have support from the Stake President to do it.

    Had I been your Bishop, I wouldn’t even asked the stake president and said, sure go right ahead. This was a huge missed opportunity, maybe, just maybe Hayden can ask you again for future ordinations or the baptism of your daughter.

    Maybe Katie should talk to the SP and asked for special consideration. You are a priesthood holder nonetheless.

    This reminds back in my TBM years (I like using that phrase over ABM), that one fast and testimony morning an inactive family showed up with all his family members to bless their newborn daughter.

    I was part of the bishopric, and as a counselor, I said that it wasn’t right that she bless her daughter. Had he come in and talk with the bishop and the bishop would have cleared it in advanced I would have been cool with it. I wasn’t cool with the way he showed up to bless her daughter at the last minute.

    Today I would have been cool with it, sure go ahead, but I still would have appreciated the heads up. What we ended up allowing him to do was stand in the circle while the bishop blessed the baby.

    I can’t help but think that I’m a cooler person now than before. I was very pharisee type and the worst part was that I wasn’t fully aware of how pharisee like I was.

    I want to say I’m sorry, for being so upright in the past. I thought I was doing what the church expected of me, and by default what God wanted too. Now I know that not everything that happens in the church is the way God wants things to be.

    The day will come Allan where you will be able to bless and baptize even when you don’t believe anymore, as long as you consider yourself worthy to do it, and that is between you and the Lord.

    1. Thanks so much David. I agree that this was a missed opportunity. It’s not up to me, and that’s ok. I feel this decision was short sighted but whattryagonnado?

      1. Myabe just try a wee bit harder to knock some sense into them.

        Start a signature to collect support for Allan & Hayden Mount.
        Just a couple of thoughts. It might just work.

        Start a March the day before general conference a la Sam Young. =P

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