The simple answer is Yes. I have a son who will be sealed to his stepfather and myself and he can also be sealed to his biological father and myself on my death.
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Hello @gcox1 gcox1
I am sealed to my mother and stepfather.
And I am sealed to my mother and father.
Leaving it all to be decided later.
I'm happy with that.
"on my death" is the key phrase there
obviously many things will have to be worked out in the eternities
but yes - my understanding was the same.
As has already been proffered by 'Carol' and 'Dennis' ...
Short Answer: Definitely, 'Yes', of course, one can.
I am assuming here, in the first part, that you are referring to "Living" Work.
You could do the same in the latter part, if it also related to "Living" Work; but, you would have to do so in private; so as, as you say, "in order to avoid hurt feelings".
In fact, you should seek direction and counsel from (ie. you should discuss this directly with) your local Priesthood Leaders, being your, Bishop (or, Branch President); and, Stake (or, District) President (or, a member of the Stake/District Presidency); and, (local) Temple President (or, a member of the Temple Presidency).
I hope this helps.
That is interesting Carol. I would not have supposed that. Since the sealing ordinance belongs to the child, it seems rather odd that a single living person could be sealed to 2 sets of parents (even though they are deceased) without some specific kind of authorization.
I'm glad that you brought up that point.
Thank you all for your responses, I could not find a way in family tree to add this to my temple list. I am wondering if this will be left up to my children after I am gone, or does it require some authorization? At my stepdad and moms ceiling in the temple after, many years of inactivity, it would have been uncomfortable for my sister and I not to have been sealed to them at the time, thus the question to the temple president.
On second thought, I don't think there will be any compulsion as to which surname we should choose to follow when we get there.
are surnames simply another thing "of this mortality"
or will they carry with us into the eternities??
(mainly a rhetorical question - for food for thought)
so often we are thinking with our mortal mind and not our eternal mind.
Anitra, did you find a way to do the sealing to your parents in family tree, or did you receive special permission from someone?
Thank you for responding, I'm just wondering how you were able to do that, as I couldn't find how to do it in family tree.
This is NOT something that is referenced in "Family Tree" of 'FamilySearch' ...
Again, as I suggested, this is something that ...
You should seek direction and counsel from (ie. you should discuss this directly with) your local Priesthood Leaders, being your, Bishop (or, Branch President); and, Stake (or, District) President (or, a member of the Stake/District Presidency); and, (local) Temple President (or, a member of the Temple Presidency).
Those Priesthood Leaders are the ones that have the, Authority; Knowledge; Experience; and, 'Handbooks', to answer such in-depth and personal questions with regard to "Temple" Work.
Certainly, NOT something that is, referenced in 'FamilySearch'; or, discussed in a "Public" Forum.