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The Church abandoned polygamy in 1890, but it was not until nearly two decades later that authorized plural marriages ceased completely. The vast majority of Mormons today do not support polygamy. The average age of marriage for Mormons is approximately 23, less than the U.S. average of 27. Mormonism encourages marrying couples to have their marriage sealed in the temple, which makes it a celestial, or eternal, marriage. Mormonism acknowledges that there are legitimate reasons for obtaining a divorce. In addition to civil divorce, Mormon couples must be unsealed if they wish to remarry.