Because of the Temple Our Families Can Be Forever

by Linsay Clawson
Photo from LDS.org. Used with permission.

I feel joy in my family life when I take the time to go to the temple. Temple attendance gives our home a harmonious feeling, and it is a sweeter place to be. Going to the temple emphasizes the importance of family and the eternal perspective. I love the temple!

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by Andrea Abbott
About a month ago I had a wonderful experience participating in temple sealings. The Spirit was strong in the room and I realized I was playing a part in bringing generations together forever. My heart was filled with so much joy knowing that so many families were experiencing great joy on the other side. I am grateful for the wonderful blessing the temple brings into my life.

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by Suzanne Williams
Since we have been married we have tried to attend the temple on a weekly basis as long as we have lived within an hour’s drive of a temple. When our children turn twelve they have joined in that tradition and performed baptisms on a weekly basis. This has been a strength to our whole family, and especially for our youth as they face the trials of today.

We love the quote by President Gordon B. Hinkley. “I know your lives are busy. I know you have much to do. But I make you a promise that if you go to the House of the Lord, you will be blessed, life will be better for you.”

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by Simone Headden
The temple was always important to me but until we lost our first baby I didn’t feel the full blessings and comfort that the temple offers. Our first son died half way through my pregnancy and was stillborn due to a cord accident. We were devastated at his loss and had to rely heavily on the Lord for comfort and peace. Knowing that we were sealed in the temple as an eternal family gave (and still gives) us hope we could never have found elsewhere. While we still miss him daily, we look forward to the day that we can see him and be with him again. We know that it is because of the Savior’s sacrifice, the power of the priesthood, and the blessings of the temple that we can be made whole in our sorrows and find eternal happiness. Because of the temple our families can be forever.

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