During his 34 years as an apostle, President Nelson has visited 133 countries, participating in the dedications of 31 of those countries and opening doors for the Church in Eastern Europe and China. I am sure people speculated about those types of things in the days of Peter, James and John as well. And I’ve heard Elder Robert Backman talk about it — he married his one-time secretary. “That’s the kind of affection he has for his brethren,” said President Ballard. Title: Fathers of the Prophets: From Joseph Smith Jr. to Russell M. Nelson Author: Susan Arrington Madsen, Emily Madsen Jones, and Rebecca Madsen Thornton Publisher: Deseret Book Genre: Non-fiction Year Published: 2020 Number of Pages: 292 Binding: Hardback ISBN: 978-1-62872-448-5 Price: 27.99 Reviewed by Mark Tensmeyer for the Association for Mormon Letters Elder Russell M. Nelson talks about the change in ages for missionaries after the Saturday morning session of general conference on Saturday, October 6, 2012. Honestly, between this thread and the actuarial one it seems to me that M* is really desperate for material. My mother,…” Like Kevin (posting #28), I worked under Wendy Watson as a BYU Marriage & Family Therapy master’s student. Kimball L. Hunt [Visitor] on May 22, 2006 at 12:32 am said: I’m curious why someone’s mentioning an apostle’s courting by sharing dinner with a woman could be thought disrespectful. I expect they will both find increased happiness. . He told her, “Our competition wasn’t with each other. Congratulations to them. President M. Russell Ballard, Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, said that when he had heart bypass surgery in 1995, he awoke to learn that President Nelson had “stood over the surgeon” during the entire procedure. Photo courtesy of the Nelson family. It was very sweet and very giving to each other.”. You guys need to liven things up a bit here. In "Revelation for the Church, Revelation for Our Lives" he encourages us to stretch our spiritual abilities. (how can you TEACH about long-lasting relationships and marriage when you have never been married….explain that one!). Looking at the big picture, it surely seems that God does know everything from beginning to end. He is very, very kind.”. President Russell M. Nelson with his daughter Sylvia and three of his great-grandchildren. Russell Nelson Jr., the youngest, is 34. Sure, you can teach universal principles of marriage even if you never have been married, but how could you write a book like this? Sister Owens said President Nelson has a strong relationship with each of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren—sending handwritten birthday, Christmas, and anniversary cards. We all know very little about this woman, so lets keep the criticizing out. President Nelson enjoys gardening, mowing the lawn, or shoveling the sidewalks free of snow; when he is home he hauls his neighbors’ garbage cans in from the curb. Maybe she should start getting her application ready. “It was always obvious that my parents loved each other very much,” Brother Russell Nelson Jr. said. M. Russell Ballard. Though a couple of comments in this thread crossed the line of decorum (that’s why it’s only “mostly” rather than totally), there is nothing highly offensive here. I imagine that Wendy Watson’s life study of marriage and family was perfect preparation for her marriage to an Apostle. She’s also younger than I thought too. The logistics of “dating” a member of the Q12 must be something else. President Nelson was born in Salt Lake City to Marion C. and Edna Anderson Nelson on September 9, 1924, just five years before the stock market crash of 1929. some of my family know elder oaks current wife. In Washington DC, he was a counselor in the bishopric of the ward Ezra Taft Benson, then an apostle, regularly attended while serving as Secretary of Agriculture to Dwight D. Eisenhower. Sister Dew said many things can be learned from his pioneering surgical experiences. In Massachusetts, Nelson was the secretary for the adult Aaronic priesthood organization in his Boston-area branch. Danztel died February 12, 2005, just shy of the Nelson’s 60th wedding anniversary. Russell Nelson Jr., the chief financial officer at ThomasARTS in Salt Lake City, said his father directly taught him to treat his mother, sisters, wife and daughter with respect. I haven’t paid close attention to the church long enough to know for myself. What a wonderful event and from a brief “Google” of Dr. Watson and her writings, I couldn’t think of a more deserving soul. Known as a Renaissance man by his colleagues, President Nelson brings to his new position a lifetime of preparation. 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