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”