In case anyone would like to cleanse the palate from all of the conference discussion, one of my mystery correspondents just sent me another “you make the call,” which is based on an actual situation:
Chris and Mary have been married (in the temple) for five years with no kids. Chris recently decided that he has never been in love with Mary and wants a divorce. Neither party has committed any act of infidelity (nor is he gay), it is purely an issue Chris has struggled with since they married. Since making his decision he has moved out and is trying to start anew in another city while the divorce moves forward.
You are Chris’s new bishop and are aware of the situation. Does he get to keep his temple recommend? (“Do you keep the covenants you have made in the temple?”)