Date: March 16, 2012 10:38AM
I'm curious if anyone here experience the washing and annointing before 1990, did you really have to do that fully naked? What was your experience? What were your thoughts? Were you shocked? prepared?
I went through the temple in the early 90's so I missed the 'good' stuff. I still found the washing and annointing very uncomfortable. I was asked to remove all my clothing and put in this poncho. I did it proxy once after that and it was even worse, the lady who was officiating (if that is the word) was someone I knew, she kept talkig to me about other things. I just wanted to get that over with, I thik I did 10 names. I never went again.
I remember being a convert and hearing an announcement for members to fill in a survey in he late 80's. What prompted that survey? Was temple attendance low? Or were people, especially women, complaining about how uncomfortable it was.