Rules for celestial dating
But there are false teachers everywhere, using speech and pornographic literature, magazines, radio, TV, street talk—spreading damnable heresies which break down moral standards, and this to gratify the lust of the flesh.We abhor pornography that seems to be flooding the land.Since the world began, there have been countless immoralities, but to hear them justified by Latter-day Saint youth shocked me. If one really loves another, one would rather die for that person than injure him.He repeated, ‘No, it is not wrong, because we love one another.’ “They had repeated this abominable heresy so often that they had convinced themselves, and a wall of resistance had been built, and behind this wall they stubbornly, almost defiantly, stood.” To their rationalization, President Kimball responded, “No, my beloved young people, you did not love one another. At the hour of indulgence, pure love is pushed out one door while lust sneaks in the other.”“Here were peace and harmony and eager anticipation.Can they not see that, pushed by pleasure, they will become more and more distant from joy?
The early apostles and prophets mention numerous sins that were reprehensible to them.Sexual experiences were never intended by the Lord to be a mere plaything or merely to satisfy passions and lusts. In each of us there is the potentiality to become a God—pure, holy, true, influential, powerful, independent of earthly forces.We know of no directive from the Lord that proper sexual experience between husbands and wives need be limited totally to the procreation of children, but we find much evidence from Adam until now that no provision was ever made by the Lord for indiscriminate sex. We learn from the scriptures that we each have eternal existence, that we were in the beginning with God (see Abr. That understanding gives to us a unique sense of man’s dignity.Sex crime statistics seem to reflect a relationship between crime and pornography. We urge our families to protect their children in every way possible.We live in a permissive world, but we must make certain we do not become a part of that permissive world, that degenerate world. Teach your children to avoid smut as the plague it is.