Mormon Parenting: Charity on the law of chastity

Published: Friday, Nov. 16 2012 5:00 a.m. MST

"The closest to heaven I’ve ever felt has been while witnessing temple sealings. The celestiality of the feeling, dense and gleaming, in those sealing rooms is a remarkably strong motivator to obey the law of chastity. Indeed, watching two faithful people look into each other’s glossy eyes across a sacred altar in a holy place — two people who have sacrificed to give of themselves wholly and purely to each other and none else — is just incredible. I always leave temple sealings with a tear-drenched face, a heart positively bursting with love and joy, and a will fiercely determined to kneel at that altar one day myself, worthy and pure, across from another worthy and pure. It is worth any wait, any struggle, any feat of self-control.

"And then, to meet the angels in a wedding night that causes 'a thrill in the immense mystery of the stars' — there’s no way I’m missing that.”

Richard and Linda Eyre are New York Times No. 1 best-selling authors who are in demand throughout the world as speakers on parenting and life balance. You can visit them anytime at or at

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