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Dear Gramps,

In the Celestial Kingdom, whose family will my husband and I be with? His family or my family? Whose family will our children be with?

Carol, from Antioch, CA


Dear Carol,

For Temple sealings of wives to husbands in the Mormon Church to be valid, it will be necessary, of course, to live by all the covenants of obedience to the Lord that are part of the marriage covenant, including fidelity to each other. Accomplishing this, the husbands will carry the line of authority of their fathers and wives of their mothers-in-law. Your sons, for instance, sealed to you and your husband, will be part of your household for eternity. If they are sealed to a spouse, that spouse, as the wife of your son, will be part of your family. His wife, your daughter-in-law, will be part of your household rather than part of the household of her parents.

I wouldn’t worry too much about any separation of association, however, for I imagine that in the celestial kingdom there will be a oneness and a closeness of association that is beyond our imagination here on earth.


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