“Twilight” author Stephanie Meyer is herself a Mormon and used the idea of the “celestial marriage” to inform the book. “Celestial marriage” is the idea that once a man and woman are bound in Earthly marriage, they’re bound together forever in the afterlife as well.
The characters in the “Twilight” series act with Mormon morals (vampire issues aside). The connection comes when Bella and Edward are married, and Bella starts to die, forcing Edward to turn her into a vampire. Now, the couple is together forever — though in a different way that the LDS Church talks about, of course.
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Having your cup of morning joe is a big part of everyone's day, so removing coffee entirely seems impossible. However, Mormons are not permitted to consume any “hot drinks” other than herbal teas. They consider the drinks to be harmful, and along with alcohol, doctrine tells adherents to stay away.
Alcohol makes a big amount of sense due to the dangers of over-consumption and dependency, and there are a lot of reasons caffeine isn't very healthy, too. But all hot drinks? It's an interesting choice. However, the doctrine doesn't mention hot cocoa. Everybody likes hot cocoa.
Health Is an Important Part of Life
Mormonism as a whole believes that the human body is a sacred gift from God. Therefore, members of the faith take their health very seriously. They practice mindful eating and exercise regularly. In a study conducted at UCLA, it was found that Mormons die from cancer and cardiovascular diseases only half as often as non-Mormons.
Their average lifespan is also between eight and eleven years longer on average. Of course, there are thousands of possible reasons for this, but watching what you eat and getting good exercise is a pretty safe tactic for longer lives.
More “Twilight” Mormonism
Well, almost. There are a thousand tiny things you could look at in the extended “Twilight” series that point at Mormonism. One of them is the element in the series called imprinting — something that the werewolves in the series undergo.
Imprinting is when they see the perfect person for them — they are immediately enthralled with that person. It's impossible for them to ignore their feelings. Many believe that this idea of soulmates comes from Mormonism. However, the idea of soulmates isn't part of the doctrine.
Even More “Twilight” Mormonism
Meyer has gone on record saying she didn't insert any Mormon details purposefully, but it's clear she did write through her worldview — a pretty standard writer practice. In the books, Bella avoids coffee, tea, alcohol, and tobacco, and she mentions the Mormon belief that humans can become divine and later get resurrected.
It is, however, worth mentioning that the whole franchise is fiction and that it is by no means a realistic depiction of the Mormon faith or lifestyle.