55 years ago today - Apr 2, 1969

[Mark E. Petersen, address to the Regional Representatives Seminar, Apr. 2, 1969] We are very concerned that our people going to the temple for the first time have a better introduction to the temple. There are too many people who are given temple recommends with no explanation whatever. They come to the temple not knowing what to expect. Some are disappointed, many are thrilled, but we feel that people ought to have some kind of an introduction to the temple before they go to the temple and they are more likely to understand what they receive and with better understanding they are more likely to be loyal to the covenants that they make.

[Anderson, Devery; The Development of LDS Temple Worship, 1846-2000: A Documentary History, http://amzn.to/TempleWorship]

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