My sister Nene has this theory (sorry to steal this blog topic Nene. :P) that men who were bad husbands in their life time have to go to "Husband school" in the spirit world after they die. Her theory is that the reason many men die before their wives is to give them time to learn how to be a good husband so that when she dies, they will be prepared to be a good husband in the hereafter. I think she might be on to something.
I have read a lot of those near death experience books, and what I have taken away from them is that when we die, we all experience a period of time when we are given the chance to heal from any traumas of this life time. I have always believed that in addition to healing, we are probably given a chance to learn things we missed when we were alive. For example, if someone had a bad temper in this life, then in the hereafter, they are taught how to control it. I don't know if this is true, it's just the doctrine according to Delirious. But I do think that we are given the chance to review our life....doesn't everyone believe that we will have a life review when we die?....and that we will be given the chance to see where we slipped up. I've even read accounts of people who said they were shown how their actions affected other people, for good or bad. None of us would want to see how we hurt others, but it would be nice to see if any of our good behaviors yielded good results.
So what do you think? Do you buy in to the idea of "Spirit school"? In my religion, we do believe that people who have died can be taught the gospel in the spirit world. But it would be interesting to find out if we are taught other things too.