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Got Married After Death

A couple lost their daughter and her fiance in a car crash. At the funeral, they held a ceremony marrying the two after death. I'm not sure what religion they are, does anyone know what religion practices this?

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Mormons? They believe some weird stuff to do to people after they die.
---ralph on 5/24/08


i look for friends from USA,chicago,ITALY,BELGIUM AND CANADA
---DAH on 8/13/07


The Mormon religion believes that marriages that are done by them are forever (including heaven). In fact, they believe that the wife and children go to heaven because of the father. They also baptize for the dead. Living people actually go into the waters of baptism in "proxy" for dead people. In fact, they have regular scheduled times in their temples where this is done. Usually the living person is baptized several times in one session for several dead people.
---Susie on 9/26/06


I believe I understand what Mima means. Some people just refuse to let go when a person dies, and they carry on grieving for many many years. They will never get over the death of that person until they are prepared to accept their death and get on with living their lives.
---Helen_5378 on 9/24/06


no scriptural evidence of such nonsense. the dead dont know nothing and they wont even hear what was going on. Its a paganistic practice so keep away from it if you want to follow God. Listen to God's word and follow you in.
---jana on 9/23/06




Mima, you say "unwarranted" grief after "five long years"? I lost a brother 25 years ago, and trust me, five years after his death, I was still in a heap of pain, and certainly so were my parents. I still miss him but I no longer grieve like I did; hope to see him in Heaven but it still is tender. Pain does not automatically go away.
---Mary on 9/22/06


Could it be they held it for themselves? They were looking forward to walking her down that aisle, and giving her away to true love. Perhaps it was not a religious ritual, but rather a dramatic way of grieving for them. People do all kinds of different things when grieving, perhaps this isn't the norm, but I wouldn't get too freaked out by it. God bless!
---Kate on 9/22/06


Mima: I have heard many parents who have lost children in death grieve for a very long time. It is a pain like no other. To judge the parents for their inability to move on shows a lack of Christian love.
---Madison1101 on 9/22/06


"You have witnessed ridiculous unwarranted grief. I have a couple in my neighborhood that are experienceing this type of grief. They go out and sit by their daughter's graveside after five long years. I believe this type of grief is cause by knowledge or believe that the love one died lost!!"

May you never know this kind of pain. Be grateful and not judgemental.
---Annie on 9/22/06


Helen is right, it is appointed unto man once to die, then the judgement. They are just trying to cope with their grief. The ceremony means nothing in God's eyes. It's a shame people turn to coping mechanisms and not God to heal them of their grief.
---Donna9759 on 9/22/06




Matt. 22:31 For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels of God in heaven.
---John-B on 9/22/06


You have witnessed ridiculous unwarranted grief. I have a couple in my neighborhood that are experienceing this type of grief. They go out and sit by their daughter's graveside after five long years. I believe this type of grief is cause by knowledge or believe that the love one died lost!!
---mima on 9/22/06


Do not know what cult that could be, but it sure is not Biblical. "It is appointed for man to die once, then the judgment".
---Helen_5378 on 9/22/06


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