Doctrine & Covenants/Church History
Lesson 31
“Sealed … for Time and for All Eternity”

Lesson Highlights

A study of this lesson will help us understand that eternal marriage is an essential part of Heavenly Father’s plan, to help youth prepare for eternal marriage, and to encourage married couples to abide in the marriage covenant.

Scripture references for study:  D&C 131:1–4; 132:4–33
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Lesson 31 Handout (PDF)

Revelations On Marriage

Historical Notes on Section 131.

"In the celestial glory there are three heavens or degrees; And in order to obtain the highest, a man must enter into this order of the priesthood [meaning the new and everlasting covenant of marriage]; And if he does not, he cannot obtain it. He may enter into the other, but that is the end of his kingdom; he cannot have an increase." (D&C 131:1-4)

Historical Notes on Section 132.

Discussion of Section 132:1-34.

Sealing room in the Salt Lake Temple (

Gospel Doctrine Notebook

Record your thoughts on the principle of eternal marriage. What things can you do to prepare for temple marriage or what can you do to strengthen your eternal partnership?

Resources Used In This Lesson

A Comprehensive History of the Church by B.H. Roberts (CHC).

Doctrines of Salvation by Joseph Fielding Smith.

Encyclopedia Of Mormonism edited by Daniel H. Ludlow.


Faith Precedes the Miracle by Spencer W. Kimball.

History of the Church (HC).

Journal of Discourses (JD).

Life of Heber C. Kimball by Orson F. Whitney.

Mormon Doctrine by Bruce R. McConkie.

My Life's Review by Benjamin F. Johnson.

Revelations of the Prophet Joseph Smith by Lyndon W. Cook.

The Family: A Proclamation to the World.

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