Ask the family member the following questions: Display a picture of a temple and a sealing room.
Discuss how obtaining the blessings of eternal marriage is similar in principle to obtaining anything worthwhile. Emphasize that eternal marriage is far more precious and worth working for than almost anything else we do in life. It is a matter of following a certain program to reach a definite goal.
The effects of these decisions will continue on and on, touching other people’s lives besides their own.
“Probably the most consequential event in your lives takes place when you are united in marriage.
You could have two columns under the questions, one labeled “Temple Marriage” and one labeled “Civil Marriage.” Have the family answer each question for both a temple and a civil marriage and put their answers in the appropriate column.
Point out that it has been said that you marry those you date.After your family has decided on the standards they wish to maintain, have family members write them in their journals or some other permanent place where they can be referred to often.Explain that being married in the temple does not guarantee that a couple will have a happy life together.Each member may want to make a personal commitment there and record it in his journal.If the parents have not yet been sealed, they may wish to set goals along with their children.