I have a question about the LDS Church sealing ordinances mentioned in this article, specifically the ordinance referred to in the first paragraph:
While on earth, we can make sacred covenants (promises) with God in the holy temple through priesthood authority. Among these covenants is the opportunity for husbands and wives to be sealed (married for eternity) and their children to be sealed to them.
The question is about a situation where a woman and her daughter were sealed to her first husband (who was also the father of the daughter). While the daughter is still a preteen, the husband dies in a car accident. The woman later marries someone else.
After a couple of years in her new marriage she feels happier than in the first marriage because her first husband tended to be abusive. While her daughter is still in the early teens, she no longer wants to be sealed to the first husband and contemplates the possibility of becoming unsealed from him.
- Is there a way for her to be unsealed from the first husband after he has already died?
- Does unsealing from the first husband require a sealing to the second husband, or can these be done separately?
- The daughter wants to be with her mother, so can she also become sealed to whomever the mother is sealed to?