sister_in_faith Posted November 23, 2011 Report Share Posted November 23, 2011 I hope that this question doesn't offend anyone, but this is something that has bugged me for some time. When I first learned of sealings in the temple I was impressed by the weightiness of being sealed. I thought, man, these people who decide to be sealed really have to be sure of their decision. This is heavy stuff. This isn't something that can just be tossed aside. People get married every day, knowing that they can just turn around and get a divorce without blinking an eye, but SEALING, wow. That can't just be cancelled! That was my naieve thinking. I had a friend, who is married. They had both been married in the temple before, and were both sealed to other people as well as being sealed to each other. I was shocked. I asked her (in hushed tones) how that was going to work out in the end, and she was so flip about it, she just said, oh, heavenly father won't make us be sealed to someone we don't want to be. I'm finding that that this is a pervasive attitude in our church. You can get sealed, and then just cancel it later, HF won't make you stay sealed to someone you don't want to be. I'm thinking, don't seal yourself to someone you don't want to be sealed to. I completely understand that there are times when divorce/sealing cancellation is necessary, like in cases of domestic violence. I'm just concerned that perhaps some members of the church don't take it as seriously as they should. I mean, sealing is such a precious blessing from Heavenly Father, shouldn't we be very careful not to just toss it aside when it becomes inconvenient? I can't think of a good solution - I mean, I think that maybe there could be a waiting period, so you can't get sealed until a year after marriage, but then children could be born out of the covenant, maybe 8 1/2 months waiting period if you are pregnant, a year if you aren't... I don't know, I guess I just feel like we need to be more careful with this gift. Does anyone else feel this way? Anyone have some insight that would help me see this from a different perspective? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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