Don't get married in the temple.
There is a relationship between the two events, yes, but they are not one and the same.
At least they didn't used to be.
The Official Original Mormon Rules For Marriage
Blame It On Austin Powers
Mormon boys were taught that if they lived sufficiently chaste and virtuous lives (and served an honorable mission), they would one day be eligible to take a lovely young woman to the temple to there be wed for time and all eternity.
“I've had more intimate experiences,” she says, “at the DMV.”
A Plea For Common Sense
Why A Petition?
Why Not Take Your Time?
“Not yet,” the kid grins, “but we're gittin' there.”
Let The Spirit Guide Your Choice
Sometimes the old ways are the best.
Mormon Expression Voices