Purity and Intimacy
Wendy L. Watson discusses the importance
od personal purity and intimacy in a woman's life.
Making the Right
Elder Richard G. Scott answers
commonly asked questions about the law of chastity.
To Young Men Only
Elder Boyd K. Packer teaches the young
men about the proper use of sexual desire.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland discusses the
importance of the law of chastity
Passionate kissing before marriage is not appropriate. If you are doing
anything with someone that you would not also feel comfortable doing in the presence of your parents, then you are going too far.
Masturbation is not approved of by the Lord regardless of what is said by those with lower standards
Useful tips for people trying to overcome the habit of masturbation
A guidebook to assist parents in teaching their children about gender,
emotional intimacy, and physical intimacy at all age levels.
about Procreation and Chastity
God expects parents in the Church to teach their children about
procreation and chastity and to prepare them for dating and marriage. This responsibility
should not be left to schools, friends, playmates, or strangers. Heavenly Father wishes
his children to understand how to use this great and holy power wisely and reverently.
"Latter-day Saints have an exceptionally positive view of
procreation. After God commanded Adam and Eve to "multiply and replenish the
earth" (Gen. 1:28), he pronounced all of his creation, including the power of
procreation, "very good" (Gen. 1:31)." Encyclopedia of
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints considers the elective
termination of pregnancy "one of the most…sinful practices of this day"
(General Handbook of Instructions, 11-4), although not necessarily murder. The Lord has
said, "Thou shalt not…kill, nor do anything like unto it" (D&C 59:6;
emphasis added in Packer, p. 85).
"Adultery constitutes a grievous violation of the law of chastity." Encyclopedia of
"The Church does not approve of artificial insemination of single
women. It also discourages artificial insemination of married women using semen from
anyone but the husband. However,' [we believe] this is a personal matter that ultimately
must be left to the husband and wife, with the responsibility for the decision resting
solely upon them" Encyclopedia of Mormonism
"...The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaches that
premarital sex is sin and counsels its members to abstain from it." Encyclopedia
"In the law of chastity, the Lord commands restraint
in exercising the body's sexual and procreative powers." Encyclopedia of Mormonism
"When two people of the same sex join in using their bodies for
erotic purposes, this conduct is considered homosexual and sinful by The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Elder Dallin H. Oaks discussing the
Church's view of same-gender attraction, possible causes of homosexual feelings, and how
members should respond to those with these feelings.
Issues faced by gay Mormons are difficult because despite the strict laws of God, homosexual feelings and emotions are real and stronger than any except perhaps survival.
Dangers of Pornography
A stirring talk by Gordon B. Hinckley reminding everyone of the dangers of pornography.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints condemns all forms
Mormon Sex Education
"Latter-day Saints are instructed that parents have the divinely
appointed responsibility and privilege of teaching their children moral and eternal values
associated with human sexuality and reproduction. Except in unusual cases, they cannot
ignore or shift the ultimate responsibility for educating their children about sex to any
other person or entity." Encyclopedia of Mormonism
"In LDS life and thought, sexuality consists of
attitudes, feelings, and desires that are God-given and central to God's plan for his
children, but they are not the central motivating force in human action. Sexual feelings
are to be governed by each individual within boundaries the Lord has set." Encyclopedia
"In the beginning the Lord commanded man to be fruitful
and multiply and fill the earth with posterity, thus providing bodies for the hosts of pre-existent spirits. (Gen. 1:28.)" Mormon
Birth Control - Archives from the Prophets
This page contains statements from the prophets regarding the use of birth control. Please note that these statements are provided for a historical context and may not reflect the current view of the church regarding the use of birth control.
A discussion of appropriate sexual activities in marriage.
Ideas and questions about dating and relationships