Why did I marry in a Mormon temple?
Personal Response by Karim
I’ve always enjoyed romantic movies. Both in film and in real life, there are those married in big cathedrals decorated with gorgeous flowers; others exchanging vows at sunset by the beach. But regardless of the glamour or setting, there is something these versions of a wedding all lack: a union for eternity. Civil marriages claim that the couple will be together until death. A Mormon temple marriage guarantees that if you honor each other and the promises you made in the temple, you will be together forever- even past death–to enjoy a fulness of life and joy, and an increasing posterity.
This is such a comforting thought to me. My husband is my best friend and someone with whom I want to be forever. He made a similar commitment to me in a House of the Lord, kneeling before me, with an officiator holding the priesthood of God necessary to “seal” the union, depending upon our faithfulness. There is a serenity and security that comes from that sealing that cannot come from a lesser union.
Chris and I just celebrated our anniversary on May 11th. We were sealed in the New York Manhattan Temple just one year ago. Even though not all my family could enter the Mormon temple because they were not members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (sometimes called the Mormon Church), they all knew how special this was for me, and waited for me outside with open arms.
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