Daily Reminder on Sexual Purity: #15 out of 21

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

“Do not participate in discussions or any media that arouse sexual feelings. Do not participate in any type of pornography.” – For the Strength of Youth

I, ____________________, commit to not participate in any discussions or media that arouse sexual feelings. I will not participate in any type of pornography.


I find the way the general authorities speak of pornography to be very powerful; you can just hear the distaste in their voice. So, unlike usual, for today’s topic I went through Dallin H. Oak’s talk Pornography and pulled out as many descriptions of pornography as I could. I also put emphasis on ones I found particularly meaningful:

  • A “Corrupting Influence”
  • Evil
  • “Warned against the danger”
  • A “Serious Problem”
  • “Many of you are being stained by it.”
  • Wicked
  • Actually, “Grossly Wicked”
  • Abominable unto God
  • Filth
  • Perverted
  • Those who conceal an addiction to pornography are “Like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.
  • Devastating
  • “To be carnally minded is death
  • “Unholy and impure”
  • It “inflicts mortal wounds”
  • “Damaging hearts and souls to their very depths”
  • Strangling the life
  • An incalculable loss
  • Impairing
  • Eroding
  • “Conscience is desensitized.”
  • “Addictive”
  • An “Indulgence”
  • “They are deeply soiled by sin”
  • “Terrible”
  • Enemy of righteousness
  • Evil, downward descent into torment

 

In addition to that list, I would like to share a 2:39 minute video that was sent out to all BYU-Idaho students entitled “Watch Your Step”:

https://www.lds.org/youth/video/watch-your-step?lang=eng


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

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