For members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, aka "Mormons", attending one of our temples expresses the ultimate commitment to God, and it affords us the greatest blessings God can give us.
We don't like the idea of "till death do us part". Nuh uh. We want to be with our loved ones forever. We want our ancestors, who may not have had the chance to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ in its fullness, to join us in the eternities. Hence, our fervor in building these edifices is in fact the drive to forge the familial bonds of unity through generations.
Growing up during the Cold War, my family and I would discuss "the Iron Curtain" and lament the fact that the people of Communist Russia could not choose to believe in God without dire consequences. I honestly never thought that the U.S.S.R. would ever allow religion to be practiced in my lifetime.
Then the Berlin Wall fell. Not by military action by any government, but by ordinary people who had had enough. That toppled piece of concrete was the beginning of the end. Within a few years, a couple in my folks' ward were sent on a mission to Russia. My jaw dropped. Truly a miracle; the Spirit of God was moving through the same lands that we had been so antagonistic against for so long.
Now Ukraine has a temple. Unbelievable. Look at the faces of these young people; the hope that shines in their eyes truly inspires the best in us.