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Chapter 55: A Revelation about Marriage: July 1843

“Chapter 55: A Revelation about Marriage: July 1843,” Doctrine and Covenants Stories (2002), 198

“Chapter 55,” Doctrine and Covenants Stories, 198

Chapter 55

A Revelation about Marriage

July 1843

Nauvoo Temple
married couple in front of temple

Joseph Smith asked the Lord some questions about marriage. Jesus told him that a man and woman should be married by a man who has the priesthood. They should be married in the temple. If they obey God’s commandments, they will be married forever.

family in celestial kingdom

Righteous people who are married in the temple will live in the celestial kingdom of heaven. Their children who obey God will belong to them, and they will be an eternal family. They will live with God and will become like Him.

Joseph envisioning ancient prophets

Jesus also told Joseph about the history of marriage among His people who lived anciently.