I, ____________________, commit to be sexually pure. By my words and my actions, I will encourage others to do the same.
“Avoid situations that invite increased temptation, such as late-night or overnight activities away from home or activities where there is a lack of adult supervision… The Spirit can help you know when you are at risk and give you the strength to remove yourself from the situation.” – For the Strength of Youth
I, ____________________, commit to avoid situations that invite increased temptation. I will seek the spirit to help me have the strength to remove myself from any bad situations I may find myself in.
“Above all, start by separating yourself from people, materials, and circumstances that will harm you. As those battling something like alcoholism know, the pull of proximity can be fatal. So too in moral matters. Like Joseph in the presence of Potiphar’s wife, just run—run as far away as you can get from whatever or whoever it is that beguiles you. And please, when fleeing the scene of temptation, do not leave a forwarding address…
“Along with filters on computers and a lock on affections, remember that the only real control in life is self-control. Exercise more control over even the marginal moments that confront you. If a TV show is indecent, turn it off. If a movie is crude, walk out. If an improper relationship is developing, sever it. Many of these influences, at least initially, may not technically be evil, but they can blunt our judgment, dull our spirituality, and lead to something that could be evil. An old proverb says that a journey of a thousand miles begins with one step, so watch your step.” – Place No More for the Enemy of My Soul by Jeffrey R. Holland