Mormons Ponder ‘Big Love’ in the Hereafter

2d marriages may cause trouble in paradise
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 28, 2007 2:55 PM CDT

(Newser) – "'Til death us do part” sounds like enough of a commitment, but a loophole has Mormon women wondering if they’ll spend eternity with their husbands … and their second wives. Mormon marriage “seals” a couple, binding them and their children together forever in heaven, but widowed men can remarry, creating more than one seal.

Unlike men, women must be unsealed before they can be sealed again, and that's firing debate on websites such as, Newsweek reports. The church banned polygamy more than 100 years ago, and it says of the apparent contradiction, "The Lord has not given answers to all the details of life after death."