As we’ve taught seminary and other classes, we’ve noticed that when this question is asked, many people are interested in the answer. Divorce affects several people, and we want to know who we will be sealed to.
There are many similar questions — like, “If one parent dies and the other remarries and they have children will I still be sealed to their children?” or “If both my parents remarry and are sealed in the temple to their new spouse, who will I be sealed to?”
There are at least three key principles to keep in mind if you are wondering about these questions.
First, in some situations we just don’t know how the sealing will work out. It could be different depending on each individual circumstance. BUT,
The second principle is this: God is a kind, loving Heavenly Father. He will make sure your sealing situation works out well. Don’t worry if your sealing situation doesn’t have an answer right now. God will make sure your receive the blessings you are worthy of. Elder Dallin H. Oaks taught, “Singleness, childlessness, death, and divorce frustrate ideals and postpone the fulfillment of promised blessings…But these frustrations are only temporary. The Lord has promised that in the eternities no blessing will be denied his sons and daughters who keep the commandments…and desire what is right (Ensign, Nov. 1993, 75).
One of our favorite scriptures is in Revelation 21:4 . Talking about the millennium it says, “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”
God will make it so that everything works out.
A third principle to consider is that even more important than which parent you will be sealed to is which SPOUSE you will be sealed to (see why does who I date matter?) You can prepare now for a temple marriage and do your best to be sealed in the temple to that special someone, your very best friend.
By the way, the New Era has a great article on what to do when your parents get divorced.
We express love to any who feel scared or confused about who they we will be sealed to. Even though we cannot give a clear general answer to this question, these three scriptures may provide some comfort for you. Listen to the words of the Lord to you:
“I know thee by name” (Exodus 33:12)
“I have loved thee with an everlasting love” (Jeremiah 31:3)
“I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee” (Hebrews 13:5)