Although we will all experience times of trial and difficulty, there are laws which, if obeyed, will enable us to also experience great happiness. Elder Hales teaches: “When we live those laws, we are practicing the same laws that are practiced in heaven. We are practicing how to live with the Father and the Son and with our families in the eternities to come. That to me is the message to the world of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.”
“Temple marriage describes the place you go to have a marriage performed. Celestial marriage is what you create by being true to the sacred covenants you make during the temple marriage ceremony.”
Elder Robert D. Hales
Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Read “A Little Heaven on Earth” in the September 2011 Liahona and Ensign to better understand the responsibilities and blessings associated with creating a celestial marriage.