As is made plain in the scriptures, Heavenly Father has a body of flesh and bone.
He was once a man like us but ascended to godhood through obedience to eternal law.
They consider it the most intimate of human relationships, a gift from God, and a sacred institution. Therefore, what God has joined together, let no one separate".
In the United States, most states with a traditionally majority Christian population have civil laws that recognize marriage as having social and political statuses.
While marriage is honored and affirmed among Christians and throughout the Bible, there is no suggestion that it is necessary for everyone.
However, traditional Christianity regards Mormonism as a departure from Christianity, or a corruption of it.
Since its beginning in the 1820s, the Latter Day Saint movement has proclaimed itself to be Christianity restored to its original authority, structure and power; teaching that the existing denominations "were believing in incorrect doctrines, and that none of them was acknowledged of God as his church and kingdom", and "all their creeds were an abomination in his sight." Since that time, Mormonism and mainstream Christianity have both found much to admire in one another's history and manner of life; but their conflicting doctrines and claims of authority have been the cause of deadly conflicts in the past and still generate dismissive criticism from both sides today.
Single people who either have chosen to remain unmarried or who have lost their spouse for some reason are neither incomplete in Christ nor personal failures.
In the Catechism of the Catholic Church is explained that "the intimate community of life and love which constitutes the married state has been established by the Creator and endowed by him with its' own proper laws.