These are great references for answers to questions on dating, super spiritual, as well as pretty entertaining. Hinkley Preparation Brings Blessings -President Thomas S. Claybough A Gospel of Relationships – Marleen Williams Why Marriage and Family Matter – Everywhere in the World – Elder L.
The apostle Boyd Packer gave a 1976 general conference address "To Young Men Only" warning young men not to tamper with their little factory (a euphemism for their reproductive system) lest it speed up and become a guilt- and depression-inducing habit that is not easy to resist.He gave vigorous exercise as a method to help control thoughts and break the habit of masturbation since it is a "transgression" that is "not pleasing to the Lord".The LDS Church teaches its members to obey what it calls the law of chastity, which is a code of morality and modesty.Under this code, all members are taught to be "morally clean in their thoughts, words, and actions" and to abstain from pornography.In contrast with some orthodox Christian movements, sexuality in Mormon theology is neither a product of original sin nor a "necessary evil".
In accordance with the law of chastity, LDS Church doctrine bars sexual activity outside of heterosexual marriage, and sexual transgressions are considered second only to murder in seriousness.For example, church president Spencer Kimball, called the "soul kiss" an "abomination" that leads to necking, petting, and "illegitimate babies".He further stated that even when dating for a time a kiss should be a "clean, decent, sexless one like the kiss between a mother and son".The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) teaches that gender is defined in the premortal existence, and that part of the purpose of mortal life is for men and women to be sealed together, forming bonds that allow them to progress eternally together in the afterlife.It also teaches that sexual relations within the framework of opposite-sex marriage is healthy, necessary, and ordained of God.We’re talking about that adorable guy or girl you’ve been dating, who has suddenly, and quite inexplicably, simply disappeared. You started texting back and forth, talking a lot, then went on a few dates. You don’t disappear from someone’s life just because your spine is made of jelly.2.