Mormonism, citing , distinguishes itself on this point from some other religious traditions by emphasizing that marriage relationships and covenants made in this life in the temple will continue to be valid in the next life if they abide by these covenants.a practice which the LDS Church formally abandoned in 1890.If only one remains righteous that person is promised a righteous eternal companion in eternity.In Matthew -30, Jesus is asked about the continuing state of marriage after death and he affirms that at the resurrection "people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven." Mormons do not interpret Jesus' statement as meaning "that marriages will not exist after the Resurrection, but that marriages will not be performed after the Resurrection".Celestial marriage is an instance of the LDS Church doctrine of sealing.Following a celestial marriage, not only are the couple sealed as husband and wife, but children born into the marriage are also sealed to that family.
Celestial marriage (also called the New and Everlasting Covenant of Marriage, Eternal Marriage, Temple Marriage or The Principle) is a doctrine of Mormonism, particularly The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and branches of Mormon fundamentalism.
The term is still used in this sense by Mormon fundamentalists not affiliated with the LDS Church.
In the LDS Church today, both men and women may enter a celestial marriage with only one living partner at a time. If his wife dies, he may enter another celestial marriage, and be sealed to both his living wife and deceased wife or wives.
He knew the voice of God—he knew the commandment of the Almighty to him was to go forward—to set the example, and establish Celestial plural marriage.
He knew that he had not only his own prejudices and pre-possessions to combat and to overcome, but those of the whole Christian world...; but God ... Mormon fundamentalists cleave to the view that there is no celestial marriage that is not plural, while the LDS Church claims otherwise.