Daily Reminder on Sexual Purity: #6 out of 21

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

“When you are sexually pure… you also protect yourself from harmful diseases.” – For the Strength of Youth

“Why the law of chastity?

“Sometimes we give as reasons for the law of chastity the risk of pregnancy or abortion, the possibility of an unwanted or embarrassing marriage, or the chance of a terrible venereal disease. With adultery, we talk about the damage of destroying an existing marriage orfamily. As serious as these things are, I’m not sure they are the fundamental reason for the Lord’s having placed this commandment ahead of armed robbery and fraud in the seriousness of sins.

“Think of it—unchastity is second only to murder. Perhaps there is a common element in those two things—unchastity and murder. Both have to do with life, which touches upon the highest of divine powers. Murder involves the wrongful taking of life; sexual transgression may involve the wrongful giving of life, or the wrongful tampering with the sacred fountains of life-giving power.” – The Gospel and Romantic Love by Bruce C. Hafen

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

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