We as a church put an extra emphasis on families. We are taught how important the family unit is on this earth life and beyond. I agree the family unit with a loving set of parents brings about great blessings…etc….etc…as the church teaches.
Families are so important that we talk about them as being an integral part of our life in the Celestial Kingdom. We seal children to parents and parents to children. But, how does that work?
We are told in the scriptures that we are to leave our father and mother and cleave unto our spouce. That forms a new family unit. That new family creates children who then leave and cleave.
Here’s some thoughts that I have. I have 3 sons and 3 daughters. The sons “stay” as part of our family and their wives are sealed to them. The 3 daughters are sealed to their husbands and thier families. I feel like I loose my daughters.
If all these children remain sealed to my wife and I and are also sealed to their spouses which then seals them to their spouse’s family, then we actually end up with everyone sealed to everyone else as one big happy family.
What then is the difference no matter where I’m sealed in all this humanity, or who to, since we’re all sealed to each other anyway. And what makes that concept really any different than a protestant’s belief that we are all just one big happy, loving group in heaven.
And if sealing families is so important, what about all the “missing links” – those parents whose children can’t be or aren’t sealed to them?
One more thing, when we become God’s and create our own world and people them with our spiritual offspring are they sealed to us and or our families and all Celestial humanity?