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Hi Gramps,

I was reading one of your previous posts about sealing to divorced parents and it got me wondering about my husband’s parents. My in-laws were sealed in the temple before my husband was born. His parents divorced when he was 5. Both my mother-in-law and father-in-law were later sealed to new spouses in the temple. My husband was over the age of 18 at this point. Is my husband sealed to either of his parents or both of his parents? How does that work?

Sarah

 

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Sarah,

This question is one that unfortunately is asked by many members who have had to endure the trial of a parental divorce.  Rest assured, your husband is still sealed to both of his parents.  Even if the parental sealing is broken, the child’s sealing to the parents remains.

For Latter-day Saint children of divorce, questions like this can add to the sadness and uncertainty that divorce brings. But here’s a fact you need to know: children can be sealed to only two parents. So if you were born to your parents after they were sealed in the temple (born in the covenant) or were sealed to them in the temple yourself, you are still sealed to them—both of them—even after a divorce. This is true even if your parents’ temple sealing to each other is canceled. The important thing to remember is that Heavenly Father loves all of you and wants the best for you, both now and in eternity. If you keep your covenants, your relationships in the next life will be fair and right. You can seek peace in these matters by praying and, if you feel you need extra support, by counseling with your bishop.  (New Era – August 2015) emphasis added

I personally testify of the sealing power, and that what is bound on earth will be bound in heaven.  The sealing of a child to his/her parents is never loosed by those on earth who hold the authority to do so.  Ultimately, during His millennial reign, the Lord will help us address any loose ends, questions, or concerns that may result.  I hope this knowledge brings comfort to you and your husband, and any others who are seeking an answer to this question.

 

Gramps

 

 

 

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