GOSPEL TOPIC: “In our Heavenly Father’s plan of happiness, a man and a woman can be sealed to one another for time and all eternity. Those who are sealed in the temple have the assurance that their relationship will continue forever if they are true to their covenants. They know that nothing, not even death, can permanently separate them.” –Marriage, Gospel Topics, [source]

COMMENTARY: This appears to be another instance where Mormons don’t really seem to believe their own doctrine. If a temple sealing makes a marriage last forever, then I see no difference between infidelity in any of the following cases: a man and a woman who are separated by death, civil divorce, a months-long separation such as a military deployment, or even an hours-long separation such as one spouse going to work. If you are married eternally to one person but you have sex with another, then you are either sinning or you are practicing a divinely sanctioned form of polygamy. But what do I know? I’m just another apostate.

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