Yes, or I Do?By: Guy Templeton
I was recently performing sealings in the temple. We took a short break and the temple sealer asked if anyone had any questions. During sealings, temple patrons are instructed that when we covenant to each other, we are supposed to say “Yes” rather than “I Do” as is done in other Christian weddings. I asked the sealer if he knew why the LDS Church makes such a big deal about saying Yes instead of I Do.
He responded that he didn’t know why. He said he heard a story (so I don’t know if this is accurate or not) that President Monson, when performing a sealing between two LDS members of the military said that they could respond “Yes, Aye, I do, or any other way in the affirmative.” Are the LDS just trying to be different with “I Do”?