|An artist rendering of the Meridian Idaho temple|
In temples we are taught about God and his plan for his children and the central role of Jesus Christ in that plan. We enter into covenants to live good, clean lives, and to serve the Lord with all our hearts.
Temples too are where Mormons aspire to be married for time and all eternity, hence Mormonism's heavy emphasis on the sanctity of marriage and the importance of family. Family relationships are meant to endure, and Mormons believe in the literal fulfillment of this sentiment through the ordinances of the temple, where the the power of God to bind on earth and in heaven is manifest.