The Eternal Family
Mormons believe that marriage is ordained of God. In Mormon culture, there are two types of marriage.
Families can be Together ForeverMarriage for eternity. Mormons believe that, if performed by one who possesses the appropriate priesthood authority, a marriage can last forever, even beyond death. Indeed, marriage is considered essential for eternal progression in this life and in the next. Mormons call these kind of eternal marriages “sealings.” Children can also be sealed to parents, so that in addition to marital bonds other familial bonds can also be eternal. Because sealings are so sacred and so essential to spiritual progression, they are performed only in LDS temples and so are sometimes called “temple marriages.” (
Vicarious Temple Workprogress spiritually
vicarious temple workwork done in temples
(Scriptures: The Work for the Dead)