BYU Studies, Jesus Christ, Latter-day Saints, theology
While the belief that Jesus was married during his lifetime has been popular among Church leaders and lay members since the nineteenth century, it has never been an essential of Latter-day Saint theology. Rather, belief in a married Christ prospered in the early decades of the Church with little controversy among members, until leaders in the early twentieth century discouraged its public discussion while never disparaging the concept. A century later, as FAIR, an independent apologetic think tank, states on its website, “Some [Latter-day Saints] believe that He was married; others believe He wasn’t. Most members are open to believe either way.”1
Blythe, Christopher James
"Was Jesus Married?,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 60:
3, Article 7.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol60/iss3/7