Comments about ‘Mormon Media Observer: Mormon Media Observer: Here's to Marie Osmond and Stephen Craig’

Return to article »

Published: Monday, May 9 2011 4:00 a.m. MDT

  • Oldest first
  • Newest first
  • Most recommended
Stockton, CA

Your comments reflect the way many of us feel. Thank you for expressing them so well.
We are grateful for the gospel. We appreciate the genuine effort of each Osmond as he/she carries the banners of the Church and family values. We are grateful that God is no respecter of persons, and that the atonement is for ALL mankind.

Brooklyn, NY

Congratulatios to Marie and Steve - they both looked gorgeous! I hope that they share many, many years of happiness. The first time around, they were just too young.

City, Ut

"But for Marie especially, the public spotlight seems to have had more than its fair share..."

While it may be true that she has had more than her fair share of the public spotlight being focused on her and her many trials and issues, you have got to admit that she has done more than most to STAY in the public spotlight.

If you seek to seriously be in the public eye, you can't be surprised if thats what happens.

Roseburg, OR

Congratulations to Marie and Stephen. Second chances is what the gospel is about. Without it none of us would make it. Great article. Much happiness to the old/new couple.

Morgan, UT

Great article! Thanks for sharing! I couldn't agree more! The media has so much to say that's negative.....and little about the positive. Why? Because people eat up the negative and use it to "justify" their own lives. They feed on it! Like animals! My husband called to tell me about Marie.....and my reaction was THAT IS WONDERFUL! Good for her! Good for their son! What a joyful moment for all of them! I couldn't be happier for her. I've loved the Osmonds ever since I can remember.....no, they aren't perfect, no, I'm not perfect, thank goodness we all have the Atonement to help us through life's difficult challenges....and hopefully in this world of negative sadness, we can start to recognize things that are good! When we join in with "the worldly" ways, we lose focus. Think on a higher level people! I add my cheers "Here's to Marie and Steve"!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS! You may have lost a few years together....but a loving Father has given you eternity to be together! How cool is that! :) I'm so happy for all of you!

Burlington, CT

Just wondering, how is it that Marie could be sealed for time and eternity 3 times in an LDS temple, to two different men.

Steve Craig: Marie and Steve were married on June 26, 1982 in Salt Lake City at the Mormon Temple.

Marie, 27, and Brian, 33, were married on October 28, 1986. Their wedding at the Jordan River Temple was officiated by Paul H. Dunn.

Frozen Chosen
Savage, MN

Steve and Marie have current temple recommends of which I can only assume they're worthy. That is all any of us can ask for as Latter-Day Saints and what the Lord expects of us.

The Lord looks forward and not back - so should we.

West Valley, UT

Good article. Marie and Steve are Forever Together - Again. It will be nice when those who admire Marie will extend the same forgiveness to Bill Clinton.

Nashville, TN

Allen#1 - with all due respect, what does Bill Clinton have to do with anything? Bill Clinton is not LDS, he is an admitted adulterer, and committed perjury to a Grand Jury. There is no comparison to Marie's situation. Additionally, we have nothing to "forgive" Marie of. She committed no sin against us. Any transgressions that occurred in either of her previous marriages is between her, her husband and the Lord. Was it really necessary to inject partisan politics into this?

Concord, CA

Well said. I offer my congratulations to the newlyweds.

Signed, temple marriage #2

Salt Lake City, UT

Gosh-DUH: If both parties are worthy, they can be married in the temple either for time/and or eternity. It depends on the situation. My understanding of it, and granted I don't have a perfect understanding of how it works, a second marriage could be preformed in the temple but only for time unless the first marriage for eternity has been broken. I'm not sure how that works though. But in my little understanding, one would be sealed to their first spouse for eternity, but not to their second. If one remarries the spouse they where sealed to in the first place, well, I'm supposing that the eternity part is still there.
again, this is simply my understanding, if you really are interested, talk with a local Stake President or Bishop, or I believe you can call the Church Offices and someone there will be able to answer your question.

Concord, CA

Dear Gosh,
There are cancellations of sealings in rare cases when another sealing is planned, if that makes sense. I stayed sealed to my abusive husband after our civil divorce until such time as I was planning another sealing.

Florissant, MO

So I am very happy for the public figure Marie Osmond and her marriage and hope she will be happy. I am sorry for the public figure Marie Osmond's trials and tribulations, which many times have been shared by she or her family to the public. But Mr Williams, I don't get you, you put down the media for their attention to and bringing up all the issues that have gone on in Marie's life, my goodness, you covered a lifetime of all her past in two paragraphs. So do you get an income from this article? So are you profiting by writing about Steve and Marie and are you going to add a little more spice by bringing up all Marie has gone through? I really had no desire to read about the marriage in the LDS site, just to have it be a tabloid writing under the guise of the LDS church.

Orem, UT

@MoJules. Read it again. You missed the meaning and the tone badly. Oh, and if you didn't want to read it, why did you?

As for those who wonder how and why and whether multiple sealings occur? I suggest trusting in the judgment of the Lord. He'll work it out. Good men are in charge and seeking His will. All will be well.

Congrats, Marie and Steve.

LaBronna's Mom
Broken Bow, OK

My understanding is when you are sealed in the temple and then get a temple divorce (which by the way is not easy) then you are free to be sealed to someone else...which she did...then was divorced again...so my question would be, would the 1st sealing be re-instated, or just do it all over again? Hmm. I know if a Priesthood holder get ex communicated and then gets rebaptised his Priesthood is re-instated. I wonder if this goes along the same lines. Idk. Doesn't matter anyway. I just hope they have found what they were looking for. Good luck to them and God bless.

Florissant, MO

oldcougar, I didn't say I didn't want to read it, but I was surprised that the writer was talking about other media exploiting Marie and yet that seemed to be what he was doing.

I would go a bit further about the sealing thing with others asking, it really isn't their business.

But in all reality, when someone has fame and they put out things publicly, then people will talk and speculate and ask questions. I mean what damage will it do to have tongues wagging about your marriage and then releasing a CD that same week? That show business.

Beaverton, OR

MoJules: It is my understanding that converts do not find
out the answers to all such things until they are
baptized Mormon. Is that correct?

Colonia, Yap, FSM

Great article. Thanks for your putting your thoughts, (and mine) so eloquently on paper.

Salt Lake City, UT

Not sure how the author feels so confident in discussing private matters of love between two people he obviously hasn't met or even knows.

Best wishes to Marie and Steve, but I'll reserve any judgement on how this remarriage exemplifies anything relative to their righteousness of personal struggles.

Creepy that we, LDS folks, love to comment on the details of personal lives of people we don't even know.

Florissant, MO

beatrice, Converts are people that have been baptized, investigators are those that are being taught. After a year of being a member of the LDS church new converts can go to the temple to do the ordinances there, however, before that, they can go and do baptismal work for their ancestors. The temple is a very sacred place and we do not discuss those things outside of the temple. I guess you could kind of compare it to someone discussing their income or their personal hygiene, there is a time and a place for those things to be talked about. I have two brothers that were raised in the church, but left it in their youth, neither of them have been to the temple. So it isn't how long a person has been in the church, it is how involved they are in the church.

to comment

DeseretNews.com encourages a civil dialogue among its readers. We welcome your thoughtful comments.
About comments