As my belief in Mormon doctrine diminishes, I sometimes think about what might take their place. The doctrine that families can be sealed together for time and all eternity is a benefit that is greatly touted by the church in order to gain members. Only those who have been baptized, pay 10% tithing and have gone to the temple can be sealed together. It makes no difference to them if the husband verbally or physically abuses his family. It makes no difference to them if the wife is a gossip and lies to everyone she meets. None of that matters, as long as you show that you are following a few requirements.
Of course the Lord will judge you properly after you die so what happens here doesn't matter much to the members of the church. Everything will be sorted out later, so if someone cheated the system and got to the temple, so what. They will get their punishment later on. What about those people in the world who are 300% percent better than mormons, but who have never gone to the temple to be sealed. We all know families who are better than ours who are not members of the church. They love each other completely. They are a model of what a perfect family should be. Yet according to Mormon doctrine, they can't be together after they die.
The question I have for you is, why not?
I'm not sure if there is a god or not. But I do know is that I love my wife and my children more than myself. I will do anything for them. I cannot imagine my life without them and I will not put up with the idea that just because I don't beleive in the church any more, I cannot be with them after I die.
I beleive 100% that I will be with my family after I die. Why do I beleive this? Because I want to. Can you tell me that I am wrong? Sure. Go ahead. I won't listen to you unless you have some irrefutable evidence to the contrary. I've been told by the church that I am wrong, but they have yet to convince me. I'm still not sure how it all works, but I doubt I ever will know. There are plenty of people out there who claim to know, but I've found that their reasoning is bad and their evidence non-existent or completely false.
So, until someone can prove to me that I won't be with my family after I die, I'm going to beleive that I will.
Love is the most important thing in my life and if there is anything in this world that crosses the boundary between life and death, that thing is Love. After all, love conquers all! Even death!