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SHERALYN - How does the temple provide protection for me and my family?
JOEL - In order to stay worthy to attend the temple, family members are compelled to live more fully the gospel and commandments and to help and support each other to maintain that level of worthiness, which protects all family members from the temptations of Satan. They all have the same goal of exaltation and help each other to achieve that goal and keep the covenants made in the temple. Because family members are sealed together in the temple, it protects them from being separated in the eternity.
Ezra Taft Benson said:
“Many parents, in and out of the Church, are concerned about protection against a cascading avalanche of wickedness which threatens to engulf the world. … There is a power associated with ordinances of heaven—even the power of godliness—which can and will thwart the forces of evil if we will but be worthy of those sacred covenants made in the temple of the Lord. … Our families will be protected, our children will be safeguarded as we live the gospel, visit the temple, and live close to the Lord.” (Atlanta Georgia Temple Cornerstone Laying, 1 June 1983.)
Boyd K. Packer:
"It is in the ordinances of the temple that we are placed under covenant to Him…. If we will enter into our covenants without reservation or apology, the Lord will protect us. We will receive inspiration sufficient for the challenges of life." (Ensign Oct 2010)
We will receive protection as we perform ordinances for our ancestors
Elder Dale G. Renlund:
"Brothers and sisters, I promise protection for you and your family as you take this challenge to find as many names to take to the temple as ordinances you perform in the temple and to teach others to do the same.
If you accept this challenge, blessings will begin to flow to you and your family like the power of the river spoken of by Ezekiel. And the river will grow as you continue to perform this work and teach others to do the same. You will find not only protection from the temptation and ills of the world, but you will also find personal power—power to change, power to repent, power to learn, power to be sanctified, and power to turn the hearts of your family members to each other and heal that which needs healing.
(From a presentation at the RootsTech 2016 Family History Conference)