LDS, eternal marriage, and the afterlife

Can someone explain how it would work if a husband and wife do not “make it” to the same kingdom in the afterlife?

There is only one heaven what the Mormon church teaches is false. The only option for eternity ate heaven or hell.

Perhaps the OP means what if one went to hell and one went to heaven

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It’s our job to try to get our spouse to heaven according to our priest.but remember, Mormons teach “eternal Marriage” and we don’t. The way the op is framed contradicts what the Catholic church says about marriage.

Well, if it is the woman who makes it to the celestial kingdom and her husband isn’t “worthy”, she is “given” to another man to be his plural wife.

Mormons believe in order to attain the highest heaven one has to be sealed to a wife or husband. If your wife or husband on earth doesn’t attain that level, I’ve heard some Mormons say that a wife or husband will be provided for you.

It’s interesting in Mormonism how your place in eternity is dependant not on Christ alone but on your relationship with another person.

Hello. Former Mormon here.

There is no official, doctrinal answer to your question, but given the importance Mormons place on being married in their heaven, the notion that they would get a new husband or wife is a reasonable one.

On a different note, this is one of those questions that reveals that, while the LDS Church’s “families are forever” strategy is superficially appealing and seems inclusive, it is actually pretty exclusive and unappealing. The LDS church touts their beliefs in forever-families like they are the only ones that believe families will be together in heaven. This is nonsense. Pretty much all faiths that believe in an afterlife believe one will be there with his or her family in the hereafter. Where the LDS church is different is that it thinks special rituals are needed to make it possible to be with one’s family in heaven.

If its not doctrinal, where does it come from and why is it so important to them?

It comes from speculation among believers I suppose. One might compare it to opinions about Limbo in Roman Catholicism. Limbo isn’t official doctrine, but one can understand how, given certain Roman Catholic understandings of Original Sin, one could conclude that a place like Limbo exists.

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