Celestial dating in a telestial world

No direct evidence exists that would prove or disprove Joseph Smith had read View of the Hebrews.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaches that "Marriage is sacred, ordained of God from before the foundation of the world." In "The Family: A Proclamation to the World" the men whom we sustain as prophets affirmed that "Marriage between man and woman is essential to [God’s] eternal plan." In the scriptures, the Lord teaches that men should cleave unto their wives, and "be one flesh." To "cleave" means to unite, or to be united with.

Thus, the foundational marital relationship is (ideally) one of unity, cohesion, and fidelity.

It is the record engraven on the very bones, sinews, and flesh of the mortal body.

That is, every thought, word, and deed has an effect on the human body; all these leave their marks…” (Elder Bruce R. Mc Kay: Psychology assures us that ‘We are spinning our own fates, good or evil… Kimball: “There are dark, deep corners, locked rooms, isolated spots, but no act, good or bad; no thought, ugly or beautiful ever escapes being seen or heard.

Would we be embarrassed by some of the comments we’ve made or by some of our photos?

Let’s just make an effort to be mindful of our online behavior, and recognize that it’s very possible that our posts come back to bite us at the end of it all.

Now, there’s one last record that we learn very little about in church, but it may be the most telling record of all…

I could show you upon scientific principles that man himself is a self-registering machine, his eyes, his ears, his nose, the touch, the taste, and all the various senses of the body, are so many media whereby man lays up for himself a record…” (Pres. Mc Conkie: “In a real though figurative sense, the book of life is the record of the acts of men as such record is written in their own bodies.

I speak of the institution of marriage, and, specifically, how to strengthen that institution. Marriage is a covenant, or promise, that a man and woman make to each other and to God.

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