The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal has an article titled Love in the afterlife featuring an interview with an LDS woman testifying about the reality of and potential for eternal marriage.
The author of the article contrasts LDS beliefs on eternal marriage with those of other faiths.
However, for some, even lifelong relationships are simply preludes to personal connections that will last throughout time. Whether or not marriages can last for eternity depends on whom you ask and what faith they follow.
Gina Thorderson, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, says marriages last for eternity – with one stipulation. The wedding vows must be made in her church’s temple.
“The wedding can’t be in a regular church or gazebo outside,” she said. “There’s authority in the temple that binds things here on earth. The authority comes from God.”
Our thanks to Sister Thorderson for bearing testimony of God’s gift of providing the opportunity to be with our families throughout eternity. This comforting doctrine should be shouted from the rooftops.
Learn more about temple marriage from the official Mormon news website for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Inadvertently called by friends of other faiths, the “Mormon Church”).