Pornography

“Now Eros makes a man really want, not a woman, but one particular woman. In some mysterious but quite indisputable fashion the lover desires the Beloved herself, not the pleasure she can give.”

CS Lewis  |  The Four Loves

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“We use a most unfortunate idiom when we say, of a lustful man prowling the streets, that he ‘wants a woman.’ Strictly speaking, a woman is just what he does not want. He wants a pleasure for which a woman happens to be the necessary piece of apparatus. How much he cares about the woman as such may be gauged by his attitude to her five minutes after fruition (one does not keep the carton after one has smoked the cigarettes).”

CS Lewis  |  The Four Loves

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Our bodies are the work of our Creator. When we abuse them, we abuse him.

Gordon B. Hinckley  |  “What Shall I Do Then with Jesus Which Is Called Christ?”

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“We cannot afford husbands and fathers who fail to provide spiritual leadership in the home. We cannot afford to have those who exercise the Holy Priesthood, after the Order of the Son of God, waste their strength in pornography or spend their lives in cyberspace.”

Elder D. Todd Christofferson  |  Conference October 2012

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“Immoral thoughts, words, and deeds always are immoral, even in cyberspace… We are all accountable to God, and ultimately we will be judged of Him according to our deeds and the desires of our hearts.”

Elder David A. Bednar  |  Things as They Really Are, CES Fireside, May 3, 2009 BYU-Idaho

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“[Pornography] is like a raging storm, destroying individuals and families, utterly ruining what was once wholesome and beautiful.”

Gordon B. Hinckley  |  A Tragic Evil Among Us, October 2004 General Conference

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