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Mormons and Eternal Marriage

My Marriage Experience
Marriage has blessed my life.  I contemplate it frequently. It is a refining principle and process. Between the discussions that we have and the efforts made to recognize the talents, concerns and ambitions of each other we have experienced something of the process of two becoming one.
In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints we see marriage as a very important principle and an ideal to seek. As we strive to implement the ideal we may not get it right every time or for a long time.  

Most of the philosophies of men in popular culture demean the power and nurture of womanhood whether they become mothers or not. Fatherhood is also belittled in these circles of spiritual ignorance.

I did not grow up in what you might call an ideal family, yet I wanted to have such a family. I have come to realize that such is not the norm however. I sensed that marriage was was an important principle yet did not fully understand why. When I was young, marriage was still more …

Why I like Mormons, The Temple and Will Love Family My Family Eternally

By birth I suppose I was a mainstream sectarian Christian, but I was very neutral and unaware as to God’s role in my life or in the world for that matter. Even so, I was curious and desirous to know about eternal things. Our family attended a Methodist or non-denominational church on a sporadic basis when I was growing up.  

The first time I met a Mormon I was about 8 years old. One of our babysitters was one and talked a lot about her church, telling us how it was different from other churches. I remember asking my dad about it and he said that all churches were the same. Over the next 4 years I would meet others in this small farming community in Southwest Idaho but I was young and not much interested. My brother would attend Primary with some friends but I never did.  

When we moved to Boise, I met others, and became more aware of some of their peculiarities. I went to church with my friends when I was about 16.  I learned about their teachings of not using tobacco or drinking alcoh…

Mormons, Marriage and the Philosophies of Men

The Philosophies of Men

Our worldly governments are in a constant state of change as they seek to protect us. With building codes and fire escapes, auto safety, seatbelts and airbags or whatever their concern, they purport to stop us from hurting ourselves or killing each other in our accident prone and selfish world.  

Over the next 120 plus years some six billion or so people will die from all causes.  No mortal law can or will stop it from happening. This for most part it happens so subtly and quietly on an individual basis that only a few people are affected at a time.  We mourn and soon the mourners are gone.  Except for a few exceptional lifespans all will be gone.

Following the natural laws of mortal creation billions of new lives will replace those that die on a similar subtle basis of replacement. How will the participants choose to satisfy the ability and power to create life and under what circumstances will they do it? How will the innocent be affected? How will ignorance and…