Category Archives: Sexual Purity

Sexual Purity Segment Closing Post

Congratulations! You’ve made it through the Sexual Purity segment! The next segment will be starting later today when I send out the initiation email at 6:00 pm. The topic will be Work and Self-Reliance and the segment will last for three weeks, until Sunday December 6.

Before you let this topic rest, ask yourself “How have I been blessed by living this standard?” Write what you think of down. It can be a specific instance, a favorite quote, a feeling, a thought, whatever it is, write it down. I find it helps me to put the hard work into perspective, seeing how much it has helped.


To conclude this segment, I have a quote from Jeffery R. Holland’s talk Place No More for the Enemy of My Soul which I believe sums up what we have learned very nicely:

“When we face such temptations in our time, we must declare, as young Nephi did in his, “[I will] give place no more for the enemy of my soul.” We can reject the evil one. If we want it dearly and deeply enough, that enemy can and will be rebuked by the redeeming power of the Lord Jesus Christ. Furthermore, I promise you that the light of His everlasting gospel can and will again shine brightly where you feared life had gone hopelessly, helplessly dark. May the joy of our fidelity to the highest and best within us be ours as we keep our love and our marriages, our society and our souls, as pure as they were meant to be, I pray in the name of Jesus Christ, amen”


~ George

Daily Reminder on Sexual Purity: #21 out of 21

I, ____________________, commit to be sexually pure.

“If you have committed sexual transgression, talk to your bishop now and begin the process of repentance so that you can find peace and have the full companionship of the Spirit.” – For the Strength of Youth, emphasis added.

If I have committed sexual transgression, I will talk with my bishop TODAY and begin the process of repentance.

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I am a Child of God

Hymns, I am a Child of God, no. 301

  1. I am a child of God,
    And he has sent me here,
    Has given me an earthly home
    With parents kind and dear.
  2. I am a child of God,
    And so my needs are great;
    Help me to understand his words
    Before it grows too late.
  3. I am a child of God.
    Rich blessings are in store;
    If I but learn to do his will
    I’ll live with him once more.
  4. (Chorus)
    Lead me, guide me, walk beside me,
    Help me find the way.
    Teach me all that I must do
    To live with him someday.
Text: Naomi W. Randall, 1908-2001. (c) 1957 IRI
Music: Mildred T. Pettit, 1895-1977. (c) 1957 IRI

Have I prayed to my Father in Heaven for help resisting temptation and overcoming inappropriate thoughts and feelings?

Daily Reminder on Sexual Purity: #20 out of 21


“Make a personal commitment to be sexually pure. By your words and actions, encourage others to do the same.” – For the Strength of Youth

I, ____________________, commit to be sexually pure.

“In my quiet moments, I think of the future with all of its wonderful possibilities and with all of its terrible temptations. I wonder what will happen to you in the next 10 years. Where will you be? What will you be doing? That will depend on the choices you make, some of which may seem unimportant at the time but which will have tremendous consequences.

“Someone has said, “It may make a difference to all eternity whether we do right or wrong today” (James Freeman Clarke, in Elbert Hubbard’s Scrap Book [1923], 95).

“You have the potential to become anything to which you set your mind. You have a mind and a body and a spirit. With these three working together, you can walk the high road that leads to achievement and happiness.” – Stay on the High Road by Gordon B. Hinckley


Have I prayed to my Father in Heaven for help resisting temptation and overcoming inappropriate thoughts and feelings?

Daily Reminder on Sexual Purity: #19 out of 21

I, ____________________, commit to be sexually pure. By my words and my actions, I will encourage others to do the same.

“If you are tempted to commit any form of sexual transgression, seek help from your parents and bishop.” – For the Strength of Youth

I, ____________________, commit seek help if I ever am tempted to commit any form of sexual transgression.


“To accomplish His plan of happiness, the Great Creator planted within us an instinct that makes boys interested in girls and girls interested in boys. That powerful inclination can lead to beautiful experiences, or it can lead to terribly ugly experiences. As we look out over the world, it seems that morality has been cast aside. The violation of old standards has become common. Studies, one after another, show that there has been an abandonment of time-tested principles. Self-discipline has been forgotten, and promiscuous indulgence has become widespread.

“But, my dear friends, we cannot accept that which has become common in the world. Yours, as members of this Church, is a higher standard and more demanding. It declares as a voice from Sinai that thou shalt not indulge. You must keep control of your desires. For you there is no future in any other course. I should modify that to say that the Lord has provided for repentance and forgiveness. Nonetheless, yielding to temptation can become like a wound that seems never to heal and always to leave an ugly scar.” – Stay on the High Road by Gordon B. Hinckley


Have I prayed to my Father in Heaven for help resisting temptation and overcoming inappropriate thoughts and feelings?

Daily Reminder on Sexual Purity: #18 out of 21

I, ____________________, commit to be sexually pure. By my words and my actions, I will encourage others to do the same.

“Victims of sexual abuse are not guilty of sin and do not need to repent. If you have been a victim of abuse, know that you are innocent and that God loves you. Talk to your parents or another trusted adult, and seek your bishop’s counsel immediately. They can support you spiritually and assist you in getting the protection and help you need. The process of healing may take time. Trust in the Savior. He will heal you and give you peace.” – For the Strength of Youth

I, ____________________, commit seek help if I have been abused.


If you have been abused, I highly recommend reading Richard G. Scott’s talk Healing the Tragic Scars of Abuse. Set aside the time to read it, and then act on the counsel that God has given you through one of His chosen men. Know that it is possible to be healed, know that He knows you, and know that He loves you more than you could imagine.


Have I prayed to my Father in Heaven for help resisting temptation and overcoming inappropriate thoughts and feelings?