It's important for all Latter-day Saints in a relationship, whether you are just dating or engaged or already married, to sit down and have crucial conversations to help avoid struggles in the future. A recent article posted by the New York Times prompted the Mormon Channel to create a podcast listing 10 questions all Mormons should ask before marriage. The weather is warming up and the invitations are increasing. And while this is a great time to excitedly anticipate starting a new family, it's also a crucial time for you to keep building a strong foundation for that family. The primary definition for "cult" in many dictionaries is synonymous with "religious organization." For example, in the online Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the first two definitions given are (as viewed March 2007): I have to admit that BOTH definitions fit us, though we're really not that formal. "A cult is a religion with no political power." -- Tom Wolfe One of the most repeated accusations made by critics of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is that we are a "cult" - the dread "Mormon Cult." When you hear this accusation, please ask precisely what is meant by the frightening term "cult." The use of that word is not really meant to explain anything about the Church or its positions, but is meant to end discussion and investigation with scare tactics.
The comment by Apostle Nelson states 'some history is found within its pages.' He does not clarify where such history may be found in the book.For more discussion on these questions and why they are important, be sure to listen to the podcast here.1. Will experiences with past relationships help or hinder your current relationship? You can order a free copy of the Book of Mormon at " or "Kingdom of the Religious Organizations." it's much more ominous to call us the Mormon Cult!