I'm often disappointed by modern Mormonism's constant attempts to be as safe and bland as possible. The latest example is the following statement on "The Da Vinci Code": "The belief that Christ was married has never been official church doctrine. It is neither sanctioned nor taught by the church. While it is true that a few church leaders in the mid-1800s expressed their opinions on the matter, it was not then, and is not now, church doctrine."
My experience is that this idea was taught in seminary as pseudo-doctrine, and anyway it's something I personally choose to believe, that Jesus did marry and father children. Here's what I wrote about it in "Mormonism For Dummies":
Was Jesus married?
Mormons view marriage as an eternal covenant that all men and women must make in order to be exalted, or become like God (for more on Mormon marriage, see Chapter 7). In addition, Mormons believe that Jesus Christ set a perfect example in all things. According to this logic, the Savior must’ve gotten married at some point.
Some early Mormon leaders speculated that the marriage at Cana, where Jesus turned water into wine, was actually his own wedding, which would help explain why he was trying to be a good host. Additionally, some Mormons believe that Jesus married Mary Magdalene and had children, and they reject the notion that Magdalene was a reformed whore. However, modern Church leaders pretty much publicly avoid this subject altogether.
Here's another example I found of this pattern of backpedaling from our distinctive 19th-century beliefs (the following is my wording from a book proposal I once wrote):
Nineteenth-century prophet John Taylor taught that during premortality, women “chose a kindred spirit whom [they] loved … to be [their] head-stay, husband and protection on earth.” In 1931, future prophet Joseph Fielding Smith said, “It is possible that in some instances it is true, but it would require too great a stretch of the imagination to believe it to be so in all, or even in the majority of cases.” In 1971, the prophet and his counselors stated, “We have no revealed word to the effect that when we were in the preexistent state we chose our parents and our husbands and wives.”
And of course there's President Hinckley's infamous, very disappointing denial of Lorenzo Snow's essential couplet: "As man is, God once was; as God is, man may become." How boring it would be if we just became another mainstream Christian church! Even if the church loses its distinctive identity and flavor, I will do my part to try to keep these beliefs alive.