Married Inactive Member Won't Provide Spouse Info

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Married Inactive Member Won't Provide Spouse Info

Postby jeromer7 » Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:24 pm

I found a situation today in one of the wards in my stake that I don’t know how to advise the clerk. Thus I’m turning to all the experienced help here.

How do you handle a membership record where the inactive member acknowledges he is married, but declines to provide a marriage date or any information on the spouse? Do you enter dummy info to reflect there is a spouse, or ignore it and have the member appear as single? Or is there another option?
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Re: Married Inactive Member Won't Provide Spouse Info

Postby superdave98 » Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:46 pm

While I haven't had that situation, I think I would look into whether there are public records regarding the marriage that could be examined to provide the needed information.

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Re: Married Inactive Member Won't Provide Spouse Info

Postby Gary_Miller » Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:09 pm

Do nothing and let the member appear as single.

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Re: Married Inactive Member Won't Provide Spouse Info

Postby russellhltn » Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:51 pm

Have you searched the Wiki?
Try using a Google search by adding "site:tech.lds.org/wiki" to the search criteria.

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Re: Married Inactive Member Won't Provide Spouse Info

Postby lajackson » Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:31 pm

jeromer7 wrote:How do you handle a membership record where the inactive member acknowledges he is married, but declines to provide a marriage date or any information on the spouse? Do you enter dummy info to reflect there is a spouse, or ignore it and have the member appear as single? Or is there another option?

Have the Single Adults contact him and invite him to their activities. [grin]

I think it would be helpful if a member of the bishopric explained that having the marriage information would avoid those kinds of contacts. If the spouse is not a member, no further contact will be made.

The member has his agency, of course.


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